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Listen back: ‘Greim na vaimpíre’ reviewed on Raidió na Life 22 March 2017 – Posted in: Léirmheas leabhar, News

This past Monday, Orna Ní Choileáin's new book was discussed on Raidió na Life's programme, Aon Scéal? The book, Greim na vaimpíre, was reviewed by Niamh Ní Chadhla, who spoke to the show's presenter Róisín Adams. Niamh had not read any of the other three books in the series before jumping into the latest and final instalment. This did not stop her from enjoying the story, though: "Bhí a fhios agam go raibh na carachtair… Continue reading
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Alex Hijmans – story and setting, on Tuairisc.ie 4 March 2017 – Posted in: Authors, Writing

Alex Hijmans (author of Favela, Aiséirí and more recently An tearmann) has written a piece for Tuairisc.ie about settings in stories, and their importance in creative writing. He also speaks about the imagined setting for his most recent novel, and how he came about constructing it as he wrote. Ach an oiread le duine a mbeadh teach á thógáil aige, mar sin, ní mór don scríbhneoir a bheith cúramach agus suíomh á roghnú aige. Ar ndóigh,…

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Colm Ó Ceallacháin ar Tuairisc.ie – Posted in: Authors, Writing

Tá píosa scríofa ag údair linne, Colm Ó Ceallacháin ar Tuairisc.ie faoin scríbhneoireacht. Seo blaiseadh beag de: Scríobhaim go páirtaimseartha, is é sin, scríobhaim nuair is féidir liom. Glacaim leis gur cacamas a bheidh sa chéad dréacht (is sa dréacht deiridh freisin, b’fhéidir), rud a shaorann mé le scríobh gan srian. Má ritheann an t-ádh liom beidh rud éigin – téama, coibhneas, líne comhrá fiú – le tarrtháil ón bpraiseach seo, rud éigin gur féidir…

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Orna Ní Choileáin guest-blog on writing.ie 2 March 2017 – Posted in: Authors, Writing

Orna Ní Choileáin has recently put together a guest-blog for writing.ie, in which she speaks about the writing process and the difficulties involved in writing for young readers. Writing inspiration I realised that there was a lack of books in the genre of fantasy in Irish, and I wanted to fill that gap. Having decided I would be writing a vampire story,  I wanted it to be different from what was already available. There were many books at the…

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