Pat McCabe 03/03/2018
Patrick McCabe was born in Clones, Co. Monaghan in 1955. He has published many novels, including The Dead School and The Butcher Boy. His movies include The Butcher Boy and Breakfast on Pluto, both directed by Neil Jordan. His novel Heartland, which he describes as an ʻoutlaw country songʼ, an […]

DBF Interviews: Patrick McCabe


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Do you have a question you would love to ask an author? Maybe about a character in their book? A plot twist? What they think happens to the characters after the book ends? How they first got published? Well now is your chance To celebrate the launch of Dublin Book […]

#DBF2018 Launch: Ask an Author!


Sue Rainsford
Sue Rainsford is a writer & researcher based in Dublin. She is a recipient of the VAI/DCC Critical Writing Award and the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award. Recent projects include  The Freud Project Residency at IMMA, where she  collaborated with  Bridget O’Gorman to  respond to Lucian Freud’s assertion ‘I want the […]

DBF Interviews: Sue Rainsford



Cethan Leahy
Cethan Leahy is a writer, filmmaker, and editor of Irish literary magazine  The Penny Dreadful. His short stories are published in  The Looking Glass,  Wordlegs  and  Five Dials  and he has written two Fiction Express eBooks for Middle Grade,  The Chosen One (and his mum and his dad and his […]

DBF Interviews: Cethan Leahy


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Ivan O’Brien is Managing Director of The O’Brien Press, a family-owned book publishing company based in Dublin. An interest in science led to several years investigating the stars before the world of books drew him back. Ivan built the website and worked in both sales and production before broadening his […]

DBF Interviews: Ivan O’Brien


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What do you love most about managing New Island Books? I love that it’s never boring. Each day brings a new set of excitements and challenges, and as General Manager I have a hand in every part of it, from assessing manuscripts for literary merit and commercial viability, and debating […]

DBF Interviews: Mariel Deegan