Sunday 14 September 2008
A Terrible Beauty
Declan Burke made an interesting announcement on Friday. Briefly, he came up with the idea to do a collection of non-fiction essays from Irish crime writers on the topic of... well, Irish crime fiction. The confirmed list of contributors so far include: John Connolly, Colin Bateman, Declan Hughes, Ruth Dudley Edwards, Gene Kerrigan, Gerard Donovan, Brian McGilloway, Neville Thompson, Adrian McKinty, Declan Burke and me!
Yes, that's right. The ever-charitable Dec has included me among that list of talented feckers. Not just as a contributor, but I get to help Adrian and Dec edit the thing too. I feel a bit like an apprentice or something. It's going to be quite an experience.
So, stay tuned, because I'm sure there'll be plenty more to come on A Terrible Beauty: A Narrative of Irish Crime Fiction in the coming months.