Coronavirus Poems

I wrote some parody poems about the Coronavirus and published them in The Irish Times today. A Recently Unearthed Emily Dickinson Poem Because I could not step outside – Outside stepped in for me – My body shook and coughed

Short Story Competition

CHILDREN’S SHORT STORY COMPETITION:   Congratulations to all the winners of our Children’s Short Story Competition! You can read the 3 category winners & see a list of ALL the prize winners here. Many thanks to all the writers, the

28 Things I’ve Learned About Publishing

I published my first short story 28 years ago, in 1992. Eight years later, I published my debut novel. I’ve learned 28 things about publishing in those 28 years and here they are:   There are no geniuses; there are

UEA Creative Writing Scholarship

In 2015, I set up the John Boyne Scholarship for Irish students undertaking the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Norwich. I was a student on the MA in 1994/95 – when I could barely afford to