#24 | Niall MacMonagle

‘I think what poetry needs most of all is music.’ This episode of WriteStuff features Niall MacMonagle, who is incredibly knowledgeable and passionate about poetry. He is a teacher and collector of poetry, being responsible for some much…

#23 | Helen Cullen

Helen Cullen joins us on WriteStuff to offer insights into how she wrote her first novel, The Lost Letters of William Wolfe. After reading from the opening of the novel, Helen describes how she came to the premise of the novel and how she…

#22 | Kerrie O’Brien

In Illuminate, Kerrie O’Brien has created a collection of poems that deals with a range of themes, yet is coherent in its style and beauty. Here, on WriteStuff, she talks about Illuminate and the work that went into creating it as well as…

#21 | Sorcha Fox

‘I always think of the voices that don’t get amplified in society.’ Sorcha Fox is a multitalented performer, actor, writer, director and poet who has written a poetic sequence called Remember that invites her audience to remember their…

#20 | Martin Dyar

‘Poetry is about addressing the limits of our perceptions.’ Martin Dyar is a poet who manages to be both a respectful scholar of the traditions of poetry and a voice that is contemporary and mindful of the future of the form. In this…

#19 | Danny Denton

In the Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow, Danny Denton has written a novel that really fits into the archive of Irish fictional writing while standing out as something unique in its delivery of an imaginative context of an alternative …

#16 | Rob Doyle

‘When I sit down to write, I’m pursuing an ideal of total freedom.’ Rob Doyle talks to WriteStuff about his novel Here Are the Young Men, his story collection This is the Ritual, his forthcoming novel and an anthology of experimental Irish…

#15 | Jo Unwin

‘Sometimes I think this person can’t write a letter, so I don’t have the confidence that they can write a book.’ Jo Unwin went from working in a bookshop to establishing a very prestigious literary agency. WriteStuff speaks to Jo about how…

#14 | Kit de Waal

This episode of WriteStuff features Kit de Waal. Kit's latest novel; The Trick to Time tells two love stories, both involving Mona, a woman who has suffered a lot and who comes up with a way of using dolls to provide healing to women who…