A Quick Christmas Roundup (Incorporating God Bless Ken Bruen)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008, 12:37 PM

It's been a busy few days, so here's just a little list of things...

I did another radio interview, this one with George Jones on his u105 drive-time show. It was a lot easier than the BBC one, the questions being not quite so probing.

I'm picking up speed on the new book again after some time away for editing the last one. I'm hoping to get some serious work done over the Christmas break.

I also hope to write a short story for Gerard Brennan and Michael Stone's anthology, provisionally titled Myths and Mobsters. Mine shall be called QUEEN OF THE HILL.

The BBC NI news website is currently featuring an archive video of a news report from 1978, wherein a young Australian reporter shared her impressions of the city at that time. How things have changed.

A short story and an article by yours truly recently appeared in Ulla's Nib, the magazine published by Belfast's Creative Writers Network. The article was called Small World: Writing in the Internet Age, and it features input from Nathan Bransford, Betsy Dornbusch, Declan Burke and Moonrat. I've posted the article to my website for anyone who can't get their hands on the mag.

Last, but definitely not least, the Irish crime fiction star Ken Bruen very kindly read THE TWELVE recently, and he had this to say: "The Twelve is the book when the world finally sits up and goes WOW, The Irish really have taken over the world of crime writing. Stuart Neville is Ireland's answer to Henning Mankell."

And on that note, I'd like to wish all my friends a very Merry Christmas. I'll be back for a recap of 2008's events some time before the New Year.

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Blogger moonrat said...

im famous!!!

merry christmas :)

3:53 PM  
Blogger jjdebenedictis said...

Belated Merry Christmas!

It is so cool to see all the buildup to your novel's release. Thanks for continuing to give us updates!

(PS - Trust a fellow writer to spot typos. The second text link in the sidebar for The Ghosts of Belfast actually goes the Sobel-Weber agency.)

3:39 PM  
Blogger Josephine Damian said...

Who the hell is Henning Mankell? Will look it up.

Happy holidays to you, too! Looks like '09 will be a banner year for you.

4:31 PM  
Blogger Mary said...

An excellent article.

Happy New Year! :)

6:05 PM  

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