#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…

#13 | John Spillane

This episode of WriteStuff features a chat, a laugh and a song from Cork national treasure John Spillane. John tells us about his recent goings on, how his songwriting has changed through the years and he plays us a lovely version of…

#12 | Michael Harding

The always engaging Michael Harding reads from his latest book ‘On Tuesdays I’m a Buddhist’ and goes on to talk to WriteStuff about the importance of storytelling and his experiences of therapy, both of which are central themes of the book.…

#11 | Stephen James Smith

In this episode of WriteStuff Chris chats to Stephen James Smith. Stephen is a poet with a voice that is unique yet distinctly Irish. He has written poems that epitomise being from Dublin, being from Ireland and being a son. He speaks about…

#10 | Emilie Pine

In this episode of WriteStuff, Chris talks to Emilie Pine who has just released her collection of essays called Notes To Self. In Notes to Self, Emilie beautifully articulates some of her most difficult experiences, in doing so, she gives…