I know it’s probably stupid but I get such a kick out of seeing my books on the shelves. This photo is my books in Bantry Bookshop. As I was taking the photograph, two women were looking at the book and talking about the area of Jewtown. I couldn’t resist introducing myself and they told […]
It’s been 3 years since I was last in Bantry for the West Cork Literary Festival and I’m looking forward to reading on Wednesday in Bantry Bookshop, the first of 3 Cork readings. I’ve combined the event with a short family break and the weather has decided to act like July and it’s beautiful. Rozz […]
I have limited experience so far from reading at literary festivals so I’m not sure if this is the norm but I got a lovely email from the Hay Festival organisers to thank me for reading at their festival. It wasn’t a template, group or generic email, it was a real email to me with a […]
One of my dreams when I got my publishing deal for Jewtown was to see my book on the shelf of a proper bookshop. Over the weekend that dream came true. Here is my book in Books Upstairs.
I had the busiest weekend I think I’ve had for a long time. It kicked off in the Fusion Café in Wexford Town. The fantastic monthly poetry event run by Denis Collins has been going for a few years and every month, there’s an open mic and featured poet that reads their work. This month […]
Not so much of a review but 3 sentences to describe me. I’ll take it!
I’ll Drop you a Line is a memoir about David Marcus, one of Cork’s most famous Jewish people with roots in Jewtown. The memoir is written by his wife Ita Daly and costs €14.99 from Londubh books.
I’ve been looking through Pat Boran’s first issue of The Level Crossing, which I bought a couple of weeks ago. I’m about a quarter way through it and finding it very interesting. I was amazed to see that over 900 people had submitted a poem to the first issue of the magazine (including myself). It’s surely […]
Any time I’ve been interviewed, I’m always asked where did I get my research on the people who lived in Jewtown. There was very little there but one of the sources came from a really good book if one is interested in the history of the Jewish people in Ireland. Dermot Keogh’s History of the […]
I had a great time at the Hay Festival in Kells last weekend. It has to be the most friendly festival I’ve ever been to. The organisers couldn’t do enough to make one feel like they were a superstar! There was even a green room with all the coffee, food and treats that you could […]