A Stranger Still: In Memoriam Anna Kavan

On the fiftieth anniversary of her death, Anna Kavan's contribution to twentieth century literature remains grossly under-appreciated.

Essay 5th December 2018

Sex Pink Moon

Essay Issue 39, Volume 2: Winter 2018-19

Parallel of Past Imperfect

Essay Issue 39, Volume 2: Winter 2018-19

How Did Books Become Clutter?

Essay Issue 39, Volume 2: Winter 2018-19

The Follies

Essay Issue 39, Volume 2: Winter 2018-19

Problem Pages

Reflecting on the creation of her first collection of short stories, Mia Gallagher elucidates the perpetual lesson of writing: that it’s always easy, and always hard.

Essay 31st July 2018

Bland God: Notes on Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook's founder is the most visible and enigmatic icon of the digital age. But what does he mean?

Essay 27th June 2018

Kaleidoscope Eye

"I laid there with a blue sheet covering my face with a hole cut into it for my eye. This was my eighth and final unsuccessful eye surgery. It had been five years, one month, and twelve days since my first."

Essay 6th June 2018

Dromomania

Essay Issue 38, Volume 2: Summer 2018

Marinaleda: A Town Less Ordinary

In a small town in rural Spain, a different way of life is being built, one day at a time.

Essay Issue 37, Volume 2: Winter 2017-18

What We Talk About When We Talk About Housing

What can the attitudes of Ireland's housing officials tell us about their ability to handle the country's most serious housing crisis in living memory?

Essay 6th December 2017

Mespil Revisited

Essay Issue 37, Volume 2: Winter 2017-18

No Shelter

Essay Issue 37, Volume 2: Winter 2017-18

Keeping Pace With Reality

Essay Issue 37, Volume 2: Winter 2017-18

Notes On Bleeding

Essay Issue 37, Volume 2: Winter 2017-18

Homeless in Belfast A Diary

Essay Issue 37, Volume 2: Winter 2017-18

Sweet Home Under White Clouds

Essay Issue 37, Volume 2: Winter 2017-18

Our Good Dreams

Essay Issue 37, Volume 2: Winter 2017-18

Why I Live In A Shed

Essay Issue 37, Volume 2: Winter 2017-18

Some Notes on Des Hogan’s Story ‘Kennedy’

In Des Hogan's work, Ireland is exhibited as precisely what it is: a gaudy, teetering, beautiful, dangerous, hysterical, haunted, failing country.

Essay 14th November 2017

How To Edit Your Own Lousy Writing

Learn to read your work with the eyes of a stranger and you will pass through the Valley of Failure towards the Mountain of Success.

Essay 24th October 2017

On Non-Fiction about Housing and Homelessness

How can journalists and non-fiction writers tell the stories of the people most affected by the deepening housing crisis?

Essay 27th June 2017

Multimedia Notes on the Literature of Homelessness

Tracing the wandering path of the homeless through the histories of word and song.

Blog Post Essay 12th June 2017

Delia and Rose and The Long-Winded Lady

Maeve Brennan's essays contain all her love for the streets and the bewildered people who find themselves upon them.

Blog Post Essay 19th January 2017

Short, Sharp Shocks

Essay Issue 35, Volume 2: Winter 2016 - Fear & Fantasy

The Testimony of Elie Wiesel

Remembering the great Jewish writer, and facing up to the challenge of speaking out against oppression.

Essay 8th July 2016

Translating Colin Barrett into German

How do you overcome the travails of translating the Mayo dialect into German?

Essay 14th June 2016

Tomorrow Never Knows

Essay Issue 33, Volume 2: Spring 2016 – In The Wake Of The Rising

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