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Acclaimed novelist Nicola Pierce

Nicola Pierce published her first book for children, Spirit of the Titanic, to rave reviews and five printings within its first twelve months. City of Fate, her second book, was shortlisted for the Warwickshire School Library Service Award, 2014. Nicola went on to write Behind the Walls (2015), a rich emotional novel set in the […]

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C. Lee McKenzie young adult novelist

C. Lee McKenzie writes contemporary/realistic novels. Double Negative, Not Guilty, Sudden Secrets, Princess of Las Pulgas and Sliding on the Edge are five written for the young adult-crossover market. Double Negative was chosen as one of the top ten Young Adult novels in 2019. Her middle grade fiction include adventure-fantasies Alligators Overhead, Great Time Lock […]

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Poet Mary J. Oliver reads for Speakeasy

Mary J. Oliver has a background in the visual arts. Her first book, Jim Neat, The Case of a Young Man Down on His Luck was published by Seren 2019.  It’s a collection of poems, archival material and photographs, a distillation of 10 years’ of research into the mysterious life of her father. She was […]

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Novelist and filmmaker Caroline Farrell

Caroline Farrell is a writer and filmmaker from Dublin, Ireland. She is the author of the novels ARKYNE, STORY OF A VAMPIRE (2015) and LADY BETH (2017) winner of an Eric Hoffer Award 2019 (Mystery/Thriller Category) and ‘Best Novel’ at The Carousel Aware Prize Awards 2017. In 2018, Caroline wrote and directed the short film […]

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John W. Sexton reads for Speakeasy

John W. Sexton was born in 1958 and lives on the south west coast of Kerry near Kenmare. He is the author of seven full poetry collections, the most recent of which is Visions at Templeglantine (Revival Press 2020). His previous collections are: The Prince’s Brief Career, (Cairn Mountain Press, 1995), Shadows Bloom / Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth, […]

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James Rooney reads for Speakeasy

James Rooney. Lives in Skerries, Co Dublin. Very fond of Skerries too. Has published his first book of poetry with Lapwing…”Molly, poems to mildly amuse…” Enjoys the writing community in Ireland…and further…a wide and varied bunch of wonderful. A novel on the way, plus another poetry collection, and believe it or not, some rocky songs, […]

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Karl Parkinson reads for Speakeasy

Karl Parkinson is a writer from inner-city Dublin. Sacred Symphony his third collection of poetry is published by Culture Matters. The Blocks his début novel was published to critical acclaim in 2016 by New Binary Press. In 2013 Wurmpress published his début poetry collection, Litany of the City and Other Poems, and his second poetry […]

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Award winning writer Jaki McCarrick

Jaki McCarrick is an award-winning writer of plays, poetry and fiction. Her debut short story collection The Scattering was published by Seren Books and was shortlisted for the 2014 Edge Hill Prize. The collection includes her story The Visit, which won the 2010 Wasafiri Short Fiction Prize and was included in Best British Short Stories […]

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Margaret O’Driscoll reads her poetry for Speakeasy

Margaret O’Driscoll lives in West Cork, and is a busy mother of seven and grandmother to thirteen. In 2016 she published her first collection of poetry and since then her work has been published worldwide and translated into many different languages. She has been invited to read at international poetry festivals in many countries including […]