ClubLeabhar.com administrator Diarmuid Ó Mathúna recently spoke to award-winning writer Seán Mac Mathúna about his rip-roaring novel Gealach, which is the online book club’s book of the month for May.
ClubLeabhar.com administrator Diarmuid Ó Mathúna recently spoke to Prof. Gearóid Denvir of National University of Ireland, Galway, about Liam Ó Flaithearta’s renowned collection of short stories, Dúil, which is the online book club’s book of the month for April. Dúil is Ó Flaithearta’s only collection of stories in Irish.
ClubLeabhar.com administrator Diarmuid Ó Mathúna recently spoke to author and journalist Pól Ó Muirí about his collection of detective stories for adult learners An Bealach Cóir, which is the online book club’s book of the month for March. He explained why a Garda was a very useful character in a book aimed at learners.
ClubLeabhar.com administrator Diarmuid Ó Mathúna recently spoke to author Liam Mac Cóil about his adventure novel An Litir, which is the online book club’s book of the month for February. Liam had a very interesting way of illustrating the method for writing an adventure story.
Éamonn Ó Dónaill recently spoke to Alex Hijmans about “Gonta” which is January’s book of the month on ClubLeabhar.com.
ClubLeabhar.com Administrator Diarmuid Ó Mathúna spoke to some of the authors who contributed to December’s book of the Month, An Ghaeilge i gCéin.
ClubLeabhar.com Administrator Diarmuid Ó Mathúna recently spoke to writer and journalist Liam Mac Cóil, who was very animated in his description of An Prionsa Beag by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, translated to Irish by Breandán Ó Doibhlin.
ClubLeabhar.com Administrator Diarmuid Ó Mathúna recently spoke to Cork writer and journalist Liam Ó Muirthile, who gave an interesting insight into the work of poet Seán Ó Ríordáin and the events in his life that influenced his poetry.
ClubLeabhar.com Administrator Diarmuid Ó Mathúna recently spoke to writer and scholar Louis de Paor, who explained the importance of An Béal Bocht in Irish literature and what author Brian O’Nolan was trying to achieve in the work.
I recently interviewed Gabriel Rosenstock and he spoke to me about the book, about Indian spirituality and about haiku.
Pádraic Ó Siadhail spoke to me about the difficulty of combining fact and fiction in a historical novel and about the challenges of writing about the literary hero Pádraic Ó Conaire.
I spoke to Pádraig Standún recently and he had interesting things to say about the book, about writing in a language which is not your mother tongue and about the controversial themes of his books.
I spoke to Éilís Ní Anluain, author of Filleann Seoirse about the themes of the above and about its interesting early life.
I spoke to Ciarán Mar Murchaidh, editor of February’s book of the month, Filíocht Ghrá na Gaeilge about love as a theme, about his favourite poem in the collection and about the richness of modern Irish language literature.
Máire Mhac an tSaoi, author of January’s book of the month Scéal Ghearóid Iarla spoke about the reason she decided to write about this historic character, her writing method and the new novel on which she is currently working.
Biddy Jenkinson, author of Duinnín - Bleachtaire ar an Sceilg, December’s book of the month, spoke to us about the importance of the characters in her books and about the similarities between lexicographers and detectives.
We spoke to Aoife Uí Fhaolláin, a Postgraduate Scholar of the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences, about Lig Sinn i gCathú, November’s book of the month. Aoife has written a Master’s thesis on Breandán Ó hEithir’s journalism and she has many interesting things to say about the similarities between the author’s life and the events in the book, and about civil war politics.
ClubLeabhar.com recently spoke to Aodán Mac Póilín, one of the editors of October’s book of the month, Bás in Éirinn, about his favourite story in the collection, the status of Irish language literature and about the reason death was chosen as the theme of the book.
ClubLeabhar.com recently spoke to Nicholas Williams, the translator of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. He had many interesting things to say about translating Alice and about translation in general. It’s well worth listening to what he has to say, for example, about trying to translate the name “Mr. Bennett”, one of the characters in Pride and Prejudice, into Irish.
ClubLeabhar.com spoke to Alan Desmond, the author of June’s book of the month about life in Poland and about the novels he has written for adult learners. You can read the interview by clicking here.
ClubLeabhar.com spoke to Proinsias Mac a’ Bhaird, the author of May’s book of the month about his novel Rún an Bhonnáin, his life and experiences as an author, and his love for Árainn Mhór. You can read the interview by clicking here.
ClubLeabhar.com spoke to Seán Mac Mathúna, the author of April’s book of the month about his collection of short stories, Úlla, about the recently released recordings on CD of those stories and about his life as a writer.You can read the interview by clicking here.
ClubLeabhar.com spoke to Anna Heussaff, the author of March’s book of the month about about her new detective novel, her life and experiences as an author, and her participation in the upcoming Dublin Book Festival. You can read the interview by clicking here.