for writers and readers….

Writers need talent and a thick skin – Donal Ryan calls himself a model for stubbornness

Donal Ryan emailed to thank me for my post yesterday about the 47 rejections he endured before his first novel The Spinning Heart was finally accepted by The Lilliput Press. … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

“It’s all down to luck…but the harder I work the luckier I get”

Today is the day they will announce the winner of the 2013 Booker Prize (as I write Jim Crace seems to be the favourite with Colm Toibin a close second), … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 6 Comments