The Echo Chamber

My 13th adult novel, THE ECHO CHAMBER, will be published in the UK & Ireland by Doubleday on 5th August 2021. Here’s the back jacket copy: What a thing of wonder a mobile phone is. Six ounces of metal, glass

The Puffin Book of Big Dreams

A new anthology, THE PUFFIN BOOK OF BIG DREAMS, is published today to celebrate 80 years of Puffin, the children’s imprint of Penguin Books. It includes new work by many terrific writers for young people, including a new piece that

Then and Now

I took part in RTÉ Television’s ‘Shine’ programme on 29th August, along with a host of Irish writers, musicians and singers. The programme was commissioned to bring the Arts back to an audience after the long period of Covid-19 lockdown.

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

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

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