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...in which writers talk about their current projects by answering strange and senseless questions. If you've got a book out and you'd like to be featured here, give me a shout. (The first two questions are courtesy of Melvin the Bridgekeeper - pictured.) 

06 Caroline Finnerty

Caroline Finnerty lives in County Kildare in the countryside and is also the author of In a Moment (Poolbeg, 2012) and the mother of three small children. Caroline is awesome, as everyoneimagesCARVZ0FZ knows. To find out more about her books, click here.

05 Kevin Curran

Kevin Curran grew up in Balbriggan, County Dublin and has a Masters in Anglo-Irish Beatsploitation Final CoverLiterature from UCD. In 2012 he was one of the winners of a place at the inaugural Novel Fair at the Irish Writers' Centre for Beatsploitaion, his first book.


04 Susan Stairs

Susan Stairs has an MA in creative writing from UCD and was shortlisted for the Davy51jhhGL31OL  SY445 Byrnes Irish Writing Award in 2009. She was born in England, but has lived in Ireland for most of her life. The Story of Before is her first novel. The book has received accolades and attention from media all over Ireland and the UK, but now she's really hit the big time - a spot on Literary Love Fest!


03 Mary Grehan

Mary Grehan studied ceramics at the National College of Art and Design, and went on toLITEB book cover 11.3.13 become Arts Director at the Waterford Healing Trust, Ireland's leading arts and health programme, based at Waterford Regional Hospital. Love is the Easy Bit is her first novel. Mary was nice enough to agree to be my third featured author here on Literary Love Fest.


02 Brian Finnegan

Brian Finnegan is an established magazine editor and journalist and the author of The ProductImage-7564206Forced Redundancy Film Club (2012). He lives in Dublin, and has kindly agreed to be my second victim/featured author here on Literary Love Fest.


01 Roisin Meaney

514AGhEqPBL. SL500 AA300 Rosin Meaney is the author of nine best-selling books, including Semi-Sweet and One Summer, and has been translated into six languages. She lives in Limerick, and on the internet. Roisin has kindly consented to be my first author on Literary Love Fest, and is here to share the story of her latest novel, Something in Common.


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