Author Clare Mackintosh“Writing my novels is a way of coming to terms with these experiences.”

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Former police officer Clare Mackintosh left the force to write crime novels and, given that she has sold over 2 million books to date, you’d have to say that she made the right decision. You might also think she should stick with what’s worked so well for her up to now, but no, instead she’s switched genres for her latest …

The Middle Place“I couldn’t believe what I was reading. It was a bit like, what’s going on here, you know? Why’s my life in a book?”

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The truth, as the cliché goes, is stranger than fiction. And when fiction seems to predict actual events, it can get downright – well, everyone seems to agree that surreal seems to be the perfect word to describe it. Writer Kealan Ryan finished writing his book, The Middle Place, in 2014 but it wasn’t published until March this year. When …

The Hoarder by Jess Kidd“As a reader, I love that feeling that I don’t quite know what’s coming next.”

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The eponymous anti-hero of Jess Kidd’s latest novel is an old, cantankerous man, living in a filthy, crowded house that was once a family home. The author told Seán Rocks that her intention when she created Cathal Flood was to start at the bottom: “I kind of set out to write someone intensely unlikeable that we could kind of warm …