|Eoin McNamee, Conor Brady, Stewart Neville, myself and Michael Russell|
on the Historical Crime Fiction Panel at Trinity College's Irish Crime Fiction: A Festival.
I'm the one with the beard...
|John and Michael Connolly, gentlemen both and a fantastic interview...|
They should have used the thrones behind!
|Me and the Missus at The Bord Gais Energy Book Awards|
|Some hours after the glitz and glamour and shortly before they shut the residents' bar...|
Congrats to Billy Callaghan, a fellow New Island writer who won in the Single Short Story category for his story The Things We Lose, The Things We Leave Behind. Click the link to read it. Brilliant story, smashing guy.
|Myself, eyes closed, Eoin Purcell, Commissioning Editor at New Island, |
his partner Blanaid, Billy Callaghan and his father at the Irish Book Awards. Well done Billy!
Also, congrats to Niamh Boyce for winning best newcomer award for her historical novel--set in Irish midlands, 1930s and meant to be brilliant; it's on my Christmas list--The Herbalist. Regina and I had a lovely drink or two with herself and her partner Paul and she is now up for overall Irish Book of the Year. Vote here!
Anyway, a great night was had by me and my beloved. Not a lot of writing got done the next day, it must be said...but Manchester United beat Bayern Leverkusen (sic) 5 nil. Two great days in a row...