October 2, 2019

These are collected stories I wrote over many years. Some of them were already published in literary magazines and anthologies, but most of it is new work, mainly flash fiction. I will be travelling around and reading from the book here and there, the next reading is o...

September 7, 2019

Later in the month, I will be back in county Wicklow. Bray with its long seaside promenade is a fantastically inspiring place, which Joyce fondly remembered having lived there for a while as a young boy. (Just in case you are on a Joycean pilgrimage.) I remember a read...

September 1, 2019

This article about the launch of The Corridor, appeared in the Argus in March.

I am posting the link here, included in the image, as it is ever so relevant. The Corridor is an intercultural magazine that grew out of the XBorders Project of the Irish Writers Centre and t...

June 6, 2019

My fascination with the genius of James Joyce, who chose Hungarian Jewish origins for his character Bloom, has been brewing in the back of my mind, while I was working on a play about a Hungarian journalist interviewing the immortal Mr Joyce. A short version of the pla...

March 10, 2019

During the 2018 Rostrevor Literary Festival I interviewed Nessa O'Mahony about her new book: The Branchman, published by Arlen House in 2018. (362 pgs.)

The book is now in its second edition, having been very popular with the historically-minded, soul-searching Irish re...

October 14, 2018

Earlier in the year I was selected for a programme of development in conjunction with East Side Arts and Terra Nova Productions. I was offered the opportunity to work with members of a gardener and cookery group in East Belfast. The workshops took place in the Skainos...

October 14, 2018

Living on the edge of Kilbroney Park, it is no surprise that I have a special relationship with trees. I go for walks nearly every day in good weather. After the last storm (and there are many these days, due to the climate change) I anxiously counted the fallen ones. 

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March 30, 2018

It is hard to know, for we had a recurrence of winter twice this month. I was in Budapest to begin with, enjoying winter nights with my parents and gallery walks with a friend. Apart from taking time for my writing, kindly supported by the Art's Council of Northern Ire...

January 21, 2018

Approaching Holocaust Memorial Day, I am called to

remember our trip to Nice in 2016. Wandering around in a city that still has an intact Jewish District and arriving by sheer chance (if you believe in it) to the local history museum Villa Massena.  We had been to see M...

December 12, 2017

I attended the Stephen Joseph Symposium organised by the drama department of Manchester University in early November. Stephen Joseph was one of the pioneers of 20th Century British Theatre. Although he authored six books, he is barely known, perhaps due to his early de...

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