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Paula McGrath
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Moving Blog
This blog has moved to  paulamcgrath.com  See you over there!

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Ladies Who Launch
L to R: Henri, Andy, Paula This time last year the three of us were sweating our second drafts for our MFA in UCD; now we're looking forward to a season of launches:  April 2nd marks the launch of Henrietta McKervey's  debut,  What Becomes of Us  (Hachette ...

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Mid-term Artist's Dates
Who here knows what artist's dates are? Go on, raise your hands, all you children of the nineties. For the rest of you, these were part of a programme designed to kick start your artistic side, The Artist's Way  by Julia Cameron. I didn't do it myself; I wa...

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Olwen Fouéré's RIVERRUN
I didn't get much sleep the night before, so I had extra coffee to compensate, but this meant I spent the day zipping through tasks, then crashing, and I wasn't sure what state I'd be in for Riverrun, Olwen Fouéré's adaptation of Finnegan's Wake, no less, a...

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Brief Thoughts on The Passion According to G.H.
Clarice Lispector I finished The Passion According to GH. It's a strange, mesmerising meditation on life, love, language... actually, I'm not going to even try. It's like nothing I've ever read before. Or, if it is, it leans more towards yoga philosophy, ma...

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Nobody Wants To Hear About Your Dreams
So why do so many of us put them in our books? Mea as culpea as anyone, though I do try and limit them to one per book. But no one can stop us blogging about them. . . I dreamt about a cartoon-like caterpillar, shades of Alice in Wonderland, or Gary from Sp...

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The Anti-Room at the Dublin Book Festival
I'm slow off the mark writing about it, but the Dublin Book Festival outdid itself this year. Smock Alley was decked out to the nines, and with the lovely Peabody pop-up coffee shop and the handily placed beanbags, not to mention gallons of wine, the punter...
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