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Cork Person of the Month for October, 2020

Cork Person of the Month for October, 2020 I was very honoured to be chosen as Cork Person of the Month for October, 2020, along with the great writer William Wall. While there was no official ceremony, due to Covid-19, my name and Bill’s go forward to the selection of the Cork Person of the Year for 2020. Click here to learn more about the award.

West Cork Literary Festival Online Event

I was delighted to be part of an online literary event as part of the West Cork Literary Festival, 2020, with the brilliant writers Louise O’Neill and Catherine Ryan Howard. Louise’s gripping thriller After The Silence and Catherine’s latest brilliant crime novel The Nothing Man were both published this summer along with my book Whatever It Takes. The event took place on Zoom and was really well attended.

Cork One City One Book Launch

Cork City’s One City One Book was launched by Deputy Lord Mayor Cllr Kieran McCarthy in Cork City Library on 14 August. A discussion on the book with myself was led by poet and writer Thomas McCarthy, behind closed doors. Click here to watch the discussion  

Cork Person of the Month for October, 2020

I was very honoured to be chosen as Cork Person of the Month for October, 2020, along with the great writer William Wall. While there was no official ceremony, due to Covid-19, my name and Bill’s go forward to the selection of the Cork Person of the Year for 2020.

Interview on The Arts House with Elmarie Mawe

I was delighted to be interviewed by the wonderful champion of the arts in Cork, Elmarie Mawe for her show The Arts House on Cork’s 96fm and C103. We had a great chat without giving too much away about the plot of Whatever It Takes!

Everything on the Bestseller List!

I was thrilled to see the book on the list of top selling Irish sports books. It reached number four on the list on The Sunday Independent on October 18th.

Everything, the Autobiography of Denis Coughlan Published

I’m thrilled to announce the publication of Everything, the Autobiography of Denis Coughlan by Hero Books. I was honoured to work on the book with Denis and it’s something I’m really proud of. More information about the book here. The book is on sale in all good bookshops or you can buy it online here.

Leeside Lives Podcast

I was delighted to feature in Episode 17 of the Leeside Lives Podcast with Jordan McCarthy. We talked everything to do with writing and sport in a really interesting interview.

Bray Literary Festival

I featured as part of the 2020 Bray Literary Festival with Madeleine D’Arcy and Mary Morrissy. Our event (on Zoom) revolved around books of linked shorts stories and we all read from our books. I read from the origin story of The First Sunday in September which is called ‘Dúchas’.