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Dublin, Ireland
Broadcaster and Journalist — Irish Times, RTÉ
As seen in:  Irish Times, RTÉ, Guardian

@bookshowrte presenter, journalist & panel host. Editor of The Long Gaze Back anthology (Sep '15 @newislandbooks) Book Reviewer at @IrishTimes @RTEArena

Engaging exploration of the art of singing — Book Title: Naked at the Albert Hall: The Inside Story of Singing ISBN-13: 978-0349005263 Author: Tracey Thorn Publisher: Virago UK Guideline Price: £16.99 Tracey Thorn's first book Bedsit Disco Queen was an understated chronicle of life as a musician.
Aug 15, 2015

From vocal mechanics to singing in fiction (Willa Cather, Ulysses) I enjoyed Tracey Thorn's Naked at the Albert Hall:…

The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers - out Sep 10th 2015 — On September 10th, New Island Books will publish The Long Gaze Back: an Anthology of Irish Women Writers, which I've been working on as editor since late 2013. The anthology of 30 short stories features eight classic and 22 living Irish women writers. All work by the living writers is new and previously unpublished.
Aug 04, 2015

Based on last tweet maybe I should've changed all these names to men's? Andy Enright? Elmer McBride? Marty Costello?…

Marc Almond: ‘I never felt confident in myself as a songwriter’ — There was a time when Thursday night Top of the Pops was a shared ritual. Living in a TV land that consisted of a handful of channels was a factor, but TOTP was a show everyone watched and talked about. In 1981-1982, a black-clad duo playing electronic pop made several appearances.
Jul 23, 2015

Ahead of his @NCH_Music show, I talked to @MarcAlmond about Soft Cell, opera, Jacques Brel, drugs & health.

The Long Gaze Back - An Anthology of Irish Women Writers — The Long Gaze Back, edited by Sinéad Gleeson, is an exhilarating anthology of thirty short stories by some of the most gifted women writers this island has ever produced.

Voice of Generation Spex: Poly Styrene — Occasionally an interview comes a writer's way with strict caveats and don't-bring-it-up stipulations from PR handlers. In the case of X-Ray Spex singer Poly Styrene, aka Marianne Elliott-Said, there is a polite request not to mention her cancer. This I'm fine with, even though I know she has spoken about it elsewhere.
Jul 03, 2015

Re: Poly Styrene. This interview broke my heart. Hospice ambulance arrived as we spoke & she died three weeks later.…

"This was no boat accident" — One morning in the 1980s, my younger brother and I shuffled down the stairs, bleary-eyed and slightly shell-shocked. As we mournfully munched our cereal, we wondered who'd confess first. "I thought he was going to come through the wall!" he finally wailed. I nodded in solemn agreement.
Jun 20, 2015

Oh Jaws, oh do I love thee? Let me count the ways. (And happy 40th anniversary to "Bruce")…

Patricia Highsmith: a talented writer who always let rip — In 1948, at the age of 27, Patricia Highsmith had an idea for a novel: two men, strangers to each other, meet on a train and agree to swap murders, thus giving themselves an alibi. As Highsmith struggled to finish the book, Truman Capote wrote her a reference for the Yaddo writer's retreat.

The Sick Bag Song by Nick Cave review: in-flight doodling from a dark master — Twenty-five years ago the German film-maker Uli M Schüppel made The Road to God Knows Where, a documentary that followed Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds on a US tour. Shot in grainy black and white, this was not the hell-raising shenanigans of Mötley Crüe's The Dirt: instead it was a meditative take on the highs of performing, alongside the logistical, tedious lows of touring.
May 02, 2015

Coincidence: 22 years ago today, I saw @nickcave play Dublin for the first time. Today, I reviewed The Sick Bag Song.…

Last Night on Earth, by Kevin Maher: A charming post-Ginger Man chancer — In his debut novel, The Fields, Kevin Maher took us to the Ireland of the 1970s, and 13-year-old Jim Finnegan. It's a classic first novel, an Irish Bildungsroman, as Jim, the baby in a family of older girls, grapples with first love and his father's cancer, not to mention predatory priests.

Kim Gordon: The bands, the blues, and other sonic truths — One of the most surprising things about Kim Gordon, when she picks up the phone on the American west coast, is how quiet she sounds. Seeing as she's the bass player in one of the most musically interesting and decibel-bending bands of the past 30 years, it's all too easy to conflate the on- and off-stage personas.
Apr 04, 2015

"The need to be a woman out in front never entered my mind at all”. I spoke to @KimletGordon about her excellent book…

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Sep 01, 2015

RT @NYerFiction: This week's story, “In the Act of Falling” by Danielle McLaughlin, is now online (with audio version by the author).

Sep 01, 2015

In preparation for @barbarascully's show @HenHouseRadio tomorrow, I have to pick a song that means something to me. ONE. Argh. #impossible

Sep 01, 2015

@beingvarious I really think you should do it. Many audience members told me afterwards this book is needed. Would @FaberBooks consider it?

Sep 01, 2015

Er, Anthony Horowitz say Idris Elba is "a bit too rough" and "too street" to be Bond.…

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