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Alex Hijmans answers some questions from the public about his new book 26 September 2016 – Posted in: Uncategorised, Interview, Authors, Writing

1.An tearmann (The reservation) is your fifth work and your second novel that has been published by Cois Life. What inspired you to write this book? There is no easy solution to the conflict that inspired the plot of *An tearmann*, i.e. the ongoing strife between various indigenous peoples in Brazil (where I live) and local landowners. I wanted to look at that question in the form of fiction. Predictably, I found no easy answers. 2.…

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The Life of the journalist with Deaglán de Bréadún: Among refugees 15 September 2016 – Posted in: Authors, Guest blog

The saddest story I ever covered was the tragedy of the Kurdish refugees who fled Iraq in early 1991 to escape the ferocious assault launched on them by Saddam Hussein during the First Gulf War. Encouraged by US President George Bush Sr. they had staged an uprising against the dictator but, when the Americans decided not to proceed as far as Baghdad, the Kurds were left high and dry. About two million of them were…

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The Life of the Journalist by Deaglán de Bréadún: Brian Cowen 8 September 2016 – Posted in: Uncategorised

I am very grateful to former Taoiseach Brian Cowen for agreeing to launch my new book,Cinnlínte (‘Headlines’) at Hodges Figgis in Dublin on September 20th. The subtitle of the book (published by Cois Life) is ‘Saol an Iriseora’ (‘The Life of the Journalist’) and in its dozen or so chapters I give a description of various adventures I had while covering the news at home and abroad. As usual with journalists, I pay special attention to…

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The Life of the Journalist by Deaglán de Bréadún: Charles Haughey 6 September 2016 – Posted in: Uncategorised

The most important thing about any interview is that the person being questioned must be interesting and newsworthy. Charlie Haughey He or she doesn’t have to be a saint and few people would claim that Charles J. Haughey was a candidate for canonisation. But nobody could say that he wasn’t extremely newsworthy and – whether you liked him or not – very interesting. In my new book in Irish, Cinnlínte (‘Headlines’), published by Cois Life, I give…

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