Panenka – Book Review

Panenka – Book Review

Panenka – Rónán Hession (Bluemoose Books, May 2021). A celebration of the things other novels often avoid – and all the better for it. A wise man recently told me there are an estimated three billion football fans worldwide. Now this might be a slight overestimate...
The Erection Specialists

The Erection Specialists

My story ‘The Erection Specialists’ was published in The Honest Ulsterman on 22nd September 2020 – and if you are interested you can read it here.   It is entirely fictional, but based loosely (very loosely!) on my experiences putting up marquees...
What I’ve Been Reading

What I’ve Been Reading

Some of what I’ve been reading this year in no particular order: Tennis Lessons (Susannah Dickey – Doubleday): Equal parts funny and poignant, it chronicles a young misfit’s coming-of-age. The voice is razor sharp, as are the wry observations about...

News Updates

2022 Interviewed by Katy Conneely on Dublin City FM – All About Books: Listen Here Niall Bourke from Kilkenny has won the prestigious Linen Hall Michael McLaverty Short Story Award for his story ‘The Catch’.  Cover Revealed for my ‘Choose Your Own Poetry...