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Tricks of the trade with Áine Ní Ghlinn 7 November 2016 – Posted in: Interview, Authors, Writing

Comhrá le hÁine Ní Ghlinn faoina modh scríbhneoireachta tar éis di Gradam Réics Carló a ghnóthú don dara uair as a chéile. Céard a mholfá don léitheoir gur mhaith léi bheith ina húdar? Mholfainn dó nó di a bheith ag léamh. Gach sórt scéil, gach sórt leabhair. Bí ag léamh agus ag léamh agus ag léamh. Chomh maith leis sin, mholfainn do dhuine ar bith atá ag iarraidh a bheith ina údar fáilte a chur…

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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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Dordán – Éilís Ní Dhuibhne (2011) 4 March 2011 – Posted in: Interview, Authors

Éilís Ní Dhuibhne speaks about her novel Dordán (Cois Life 2011), a novel for young people. The book tells the story of Natasha who is studying for her Leaving Cert when her mother begins breaking dishes and her father disappears in the middle of the night… Dordán is published by Cois Life and available from bookshops, from the website here or as an eBook from sites such as

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Aiséirí – Alex Hijmans (2011) 20 January 2011 – Posted in: Uncategorised, Interview

In this short video recorded in Brasil, Alex Hijmans talks about his first novel, Aiséirí (Cois Life, 2011), about a young woman from the Netherlands who gets a job in a coffee shop in Galway city. As Alex himself opened just such an Irish-speaking coffee shop in Galway during the time he spent there, we asked him how closely Aiséirí was based on his own experiences. Published by Cois Life (Dublin 2010) and available from You can buy Aiséirí for your kindle here.

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