Wednesday 29 October 2008

Nev Thompson's - Sex, Lies and Butterflies

Neville Thompson is a Dublin writer who’s been doing the crime thing for a long time. I’ve mentioned him here before, though I’ve only read his first three novels, so I’ve got some catching up to do. Although his work features gangsters, drugs and loan sharking, he prefers not to label it. To him, his novels are life fiction in a time when a lot of crime happens. Whatever the genre (and personally I still consider it crime fiction), it’s good. Very good.

But he doesn’t just write. He runs all manner of workshops, and most recently, he had a big hand in the literary festival in Castlecomer, Kilkenny. And by the looks of it, after a short year’s hiatus, he’s begun blogging again.

So check out this post, where he mentions Garbhan Downey’s innate professionalism among other shout-outs to the talent involved in the festival. Oh, and some ne’er-do-well by the name of Declan Burke gets a mention too.

But that's not the best bit. He's writing an internet novel! So you don't even need to part with your hard earned pennies to sample his work. Just go to his blog, where he plans to upload a chapter a week!


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