Alex Hijmans answers some questions from the public about his new book 26 September 2016 – Posted in: Authors, Interview, Uncategorised, 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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Guest-blog with Alex Hijmans – The compost heap 8 May 2014 – Posted in: Authors, Guest blog

Any piece of writing – be it fiction or non-fiction – should spend some time in the compost heap, Alex Hijmans writes in the fifth episode of his monthly guest blog on creative writing. Tá an chéad dréacht críochnaithe: tá dán, gearrscéal, úrscéal nó dráma tugtha ó thalamh bán teibí na samhlaíochta go domhan coincréiteach an dúigh agus an pháipéir agat. Comhghairdeas! Anois, céard é an chéad chéim eile? Eagarthóireacht? Na drochphíosaí ar fad a…

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Daideo – A new teen fiction title by Áine Ní Ghlinn – Video 27 February 2014 – Posted in: Authors, News, Uncategorised

Is é seo an cúigiú húrscéal do dhaoine óga le húdar aitheanta Áine Ní Ghlinn atá foilsithe ag Cois Life. Léachtóir, iriseoir agus scríbhneoir í Áine Ní Ghlinn. Tá dhá leabhar is fiche scríofa aici – ceithre chnuasach filíochta agus ocht leabhar déag do dhéagóirí agus do léitheoirí óga. Breathnaigh uirthi ag labhairt faoin saothar anseo thíos. Buachaill ar a theitheadh óna thuismitheoirí. Seanduine ar a theitheadh óna pháistí. Castar ar a chéile iad ar…

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

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 www.amazon.com

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