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Non-Fiction Articles

  • 2024, 🇮🇪 Irish Times, ChatGPT
  • 2024, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Daily Mail, What Book
  • 2023, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Good Housekeeping, 5 Books That Changes My Life
  • 2021, 🇮🇪 RTÉ Guide, Shelf Life
  • 2020, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Guardian, On the Costa Book of the Year Award
  • 2019, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Guardian, On Judging the Costa Prize
  • 2019, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Times, My Culture Fix
  • 2019, 🇳🇿 New Zealand Herald, On Ireland
  • 2019, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Times Literary Supplement, 20 Questions
  • 2018, 🇮🇪 The Gloss, Writers Block
  • 2018, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Penguin Website, On A Ladder to the Sky
  • 2017, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Waterstone’s Magazine, On The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
  • 2017, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Sunday Times, My Week
  • 2017, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Books Are My Bag, 5 Books I Love
  • 2015, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Waterstone’s Magazine, The Boy at the Top of the Mountain
  • 2015, 🇳🇿 New Zealand Herald, On Book Banning
  • 2014, 🇮🇪 Easons, On Stay Where You Are and Then Leave
  • 2014, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Guardian, It Was Letters That Allowed Me To Enter The Minds of Soldiers
  • 2013, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Guardian, Charles Dickens, The Signal-Man
  • 2013, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Times, My Holidays
  • 2012, 🇳🇿 New Zealand Books Council, On Irish Writers
  • 2012, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Apple Blog, On Roald Dahl
  • 2012, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Waterstone’s Magazine, On The Terrible Thing That Happened to Barnaby Brocket
  • 2010, 🇮🇹 Vanity Fair, On Reading
  • 2010, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Readers Place, The House of Special Purpose
  • 2010, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Love Reading, Writers Who Inspire Me
  • 2009, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Times, 10 Facts About the Romanovs
  • 2009, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Sunday Telegraph, My Perfect Sunday
  • 2009, 🇮🇪 The Gloss, What I’m Reading
  • 2008, 🇮🇪 RTÉ Guide, Shelf Life
  • 2008, 🇮🇪 RTÉ Guide, Desert Island DVDs
  • 2008, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Waterstone’s Magazine, Revisiting The Bounty
  • 2007, 🇮🇪 Carousel, On the Experience of Making the Movie of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • 2007, 🇮🇪 Film Ireland, On the Experience of Making the Movie of The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • 2007, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Holocaust Educational Trust, On The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
  • 2007, 🇮🇪 The Irish Times, On Patricia Grace
  • 2007, 🇮🇪 The Irish Times, Visit to The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas Film Set
  • 2007, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Waterstone’s Magazine, I Interview Joanne Harris
  • 2007, 🇮🇪 Sunday Business Post, On St Patrick’s Day
  • 2007, 🇮🇪 The Sunday Tribune, I Interview Anthony Swofford
  • 2006, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 The Independent, Books of a Lifetime: Goodbye, Columbus by Philip Roth
  • 2006, 🇮🇪 The Sunday Tribune, Books That Inspired Me
  • 2004, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Crime Magazine, On Writing Crippen
  • 2001, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bloomsbury Online Magazine, 2001: A Screenplay Odyssey
  • 2001, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bloomsbury Online Magazine: Best Adapted Odyssey
  • 2001, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bloomsbury Online Magazine, On John Irving
  • 2001, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bloomsbury Online Magazine, On Peter Carey
  • 2001, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Bloomsbury Online Magazine, On James Agee
  • 2000, 🇮🇪 Sunday Tribune, Big Bucks, Bad Books

Books of the Year

Interviews and Q&A's

  • 2024, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Daily Mail, What Book?
  • 2023, 🇮🇪 Irish Independent, Water
  • 2021, 🇮🇪 Irish News, Q&A
  • 2021, 🇮🇪 RTÉ Guide, Shelf Life
  • 2021, 🇧🇪 Humo Belgium, Q&A
  • 2020, 🇺🇸 Juniper, Q&A
  • 2019, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Words for Life, Q&A
  • 2018,🇮🇪 The Gloss Magazine, Christmas Q&A
  • 2016, 🇮🇪 Irish Tatler Man, Q&A
  • 2016, 🇮🇪 School News, Q&A
  • 2015, 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 Scholastic Blog, Q&A
  • 2010, 🇮🇪 Irish Independent, Culture Q&A

Book Reviews

Introductions & Contributions

On Books, Writers & Writing

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