Monday, 1 February 2010

Here, There and Everywhere!

International Thriller Writers are hosting an article of mine that takes a look at three excellent Dublin-set novels; Winterland by Alan Glynn, All the Dead Voices by Declan Hughes and Dark Times in the City by Gene Kerrigan. Click here to read it.

Also, there's a great interview with Ian Sansom on the Arts Extra Listen Again thingy from Friday. I recommend listening to Ian Sansom any time you can. Having attended some of his creative writing workshops I rate him very highly as a writer, a reader and a literary guru. Plus, the conversation swings around to JD Salinger at the end...

And, finally, I found out from his Facebook page that Colin Bateman's short film Jumpers is available to download on iTunes, he's thinking about writing a new Dan Starkey novel and the University of Ulster is giving him the honorary degree of Doctor of Literature for 'services to literature'. Pretty decent week for him, then!


adrian mckinty said...

Standards slipping at the U of Ulster then.

And to think I gave them a year of my life at the library in Jordanstown and not even a thank you note.

Oh tempora oh mores as me old dad probably would have said had he done Latin at school.

Congrats on the Dub article, but what about Belfast man?

Gerard Brennan said...

Adrian - If you stocked Bateman books at the library there, maybe you're entilted to a piece of that honorary doctorate?

I'll be doing something pretty cool for the Belfast writers in the coming months, don't worry.



Tales from the Birch Wood. said...

Another opportunity to say how really good "Winterland" is.

You might be interested in Heliconia Press, a group which publishes crime fiction set in Singapore and Asia.

Allen McKay said...

i loved dark times in the city. Just reading Declan Hughes and i can see Winterland near the top of my pile! think i need to take a break from dublin.
Look forward to the Belfast article

Michael Stone said...

Nice article, mate. Makes me wish my tbr mountain was much smaller so I could justify adding to it. Maybe after a few weeks/months of frenetic reading...