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Monday, July 24, 2017

Tana French wins Strand Critics Award for Best Novel!!

At an invitation-only cocktail party in Manhattan, Tana French has won the Strand Critics Award for Best Novel for The Trespasser (Viking Penguin).

After being nominated a record five times for Best Novel, Tana French took home the top prize for The Trespasser which received rave reviews for blurring the lines between genre and literary fiction. In a statement read by her publicist Ben Petrone, French said: “I am honored and I really wish I were there tonight, and I am relying on Ben Petrone and Andrew [Gulli] to down a couple of my favorite cocktails for me.”
Andrew F. Gulli, the managing editor of the Strand said of Tana’s win, “It was great to see Tana get the top prize, since she was nominated so many times.”

For full list of nominees and winners in the various categories, see below….

Best Novel 
You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott (Little, Brown and Company)
The Wrong Side of Goodbye by Michael Connelly (Little, Brown and Company)
The Trespasser by Tana French (Viking)
What Remains of Me by Alison Gaylin (William Morrow)
Out of Bounds by Val McDermid (Atlantic Monthly Press)
The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware (Gallery)

Best Debut Novel:
The Widow by Fiona Barton (NAL)
IQ by Joe Ide (Mulholland)
The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell (Touchstone)
A Deadly Affection by Cuyler Overholt (Sourcebooks Landmark)
The Homeplace by Kevin Wolf (Minotaur)
The Lost Girls by Heather Young (William Morrow)


Lifetime Achievement Award
Clive Cussler

Let the fun begin!!!



After a month of playing catch-up on life, including four literary festivals, mentoring, an article for a U.S. magazine, a short prose piece, year end accounts, meeting friends who might otherwise disown me for lack of contact, and getting to know my family again, the real madness will start again shortly, with edits back on my latest novel next week, the publication of THE DOLL'S HOUSE in the U.S. August 8th and 10 weeks of workshops in the IWC starting September!! Let the fun begin!!!

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Writing Authentic Crime Fiction with Louise Phillips!!


Louise Phillips Irish Writers Centre Crime Fiction Writing Class
It all starts again at the Irish Writers Centre this September, only this time to add flavour and depth, we have ex-detective, Tom Doyle, on board to discuss all things crime scene, policing and so much more.

A unique opportunity not to be missed!!!


Starts: Tue 19 Sept 2017
Time: 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Duration: 10 Weeks
Cost: €280/€260 Members 

This course with bestselling and award winning crime author, Louise Phillips, offers in-depth analysis of all aspect of great crime fiction, including creating memorable characters, plot, pace, dialogue and point of view. As part of the programme, participants have a rare opportunity to work with former police detective, Tom Doyle, to discuss crime scene evaluation, front-line policing, detection and so much more. The course will also look at writing that breakout novel, publishing today, and getting that elusive agent/publishing deal. If you want to write authentic crime fiction, don't miss this course. 
Louise Phillips is the author of four bestselling psychological crime thrillers all of which were nominated for the Best Irish Crime Novel of the Year. Her second novel, The Doll’s House, won the award in 2013. The Game Changer, her latest novel, was published to critical acclaim in 2015. She has also been a judge on the Irish Panel for the E U Literary Award.
For more information visit HERE

Monday, July 3, 2017

Crimewriters Panel Boyle Arts Festival 22nd July 2017!!

Join myself, Declan Burke, Andrea Carter & Arlene Hunt on the 22nd July for 2 hours of all things crime fiction!!!Part of this year's Boyle Arts Festival.....
Time 5 p.m.- 7 p.m You can book the event HERE
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