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Karina Molloy

A tomboy who adored sport, Karina loved watching war movies with her father. At 19, she worked in the Sports Complex in UCD, as a sports assistant. After five months, and an initial rejection from the […]

My Top Books of 2022. 

These Days. Lucy Caldwell. Faber: €1820. Kindle: €9.24. It’s Spring 1941 in Belfast, and the inhabitants are starting to hope that they’ve escaped the worst of the war. But in the four nights that comprise the […]

Rebecca Miller.

I meet Rebecca Miller in a Dublin hotel on a day when torrential rain has caused traffic gridlock. We’ve both travelled from County Wicklow and have arrived a few minutes late. We’re here to discuss Total, […]

Emma Donoghue

When Emma Donoghue was holidaying on the Beara Peninsular, a friend booked a boat trip around the famous Skelligs. Transfixed by the spikiest landscape she had ever seen, Donoghue wondered how monks had managed to land […]

J.R Thorpe.

Brought up surrounded by books, at six, Jennifer wrote a take-off of the famous Five, with a time travel element – taking them to the Jurassic period. When she was studying creative writing in Oxford, Toby […]

James Norbury

An imaginative child, James loved creating other worlds through re-enactment, drawing, building or writing.             “I was always writing stories,” he says. After university he moved to Abbeyfeale, County Limerick with Ruth, his future wife, where […]

Ghostwriting Workshops at Dalkey Creates

Have you always wanted to write a book? Do you want to write your memoir, or tell someone else’s story? Then come along to the Dalkey Creates Festival on 17th and 18th October, where I’ll be […]

Couple Describe the Heartache of Losing a Baby

IN August, 2012, Feelgood interviewed Jason Garland, a fire-safety engineer who had a special bond with his cuddly-toy Pooh Bear. The movie, Ted, had been released, and there were parallels. Jason told us about the bear […]

Should Writers Take a Leaf out of Zoella’s Book?

With 2.4 million followers on Twitter, 1.8 million fans on Facebook, and 3.2 million subscribers on Instagram, publishers couldn’t wait to get their hands on Zoe Suggs’ first book writes Sue Leonard WITH Christmas on the […]

Running the gauntlet to lose weight

This time last year, Saturdays were a leisurely affair. I’d drift out of bed at 9.30am, soak in a bath, then spend the morning perusing the papers over copious cups of coffee. These days, 9.30am sees […]