I had this idea that I wanted to become a writer, and if you’re in that sort of mood, A Portrait
Of The Artist presents such a great model with the Dedalus character.
The Blood Miracles was more of a thriller, more like a traditional gangster novel. Lisa McInerney on her second novel
This leftie, hippy hype about equilibrium in relationships; it’s bollocks!
To uncover those details about those people was surprising, exciting, sad and moving in all sorts of ways. Lizzie Goodman on her account of the noughties NYC rock scene, Meet Me In The
You were getting trained cameramen and sound technicians, as well as the sleazy end of it, which was dirty old men with cameras. Throbbing Gristle’s Cosey Fanni Tutti on acting in erotic movies, which she explored in her memoir Art Sex Music
I’m concerned with all of my characters. I just kind of lose myself and become them. I don’t know how I do that.
With Grayson Perry’s stuff and Matt Haig writing about mental illness, it’s all happening.
Peep Show star Robert Webb on exploring masculinity in his memoir, How Not To Be A Boy
I used to sit in my granny’s every Sunday night watching Glenroe, going, ‘What the fuck’s going on down there?’ Enniskillen-born author Ciaran McMenamin