Paris Review essay about Nora Barnacle and James Joyce’s erotic letters is now published. This was fun to write 😉 You can read it here.
The recording of our NORA event at Norwich Bookstore, Vermont, with writer Peter Money, is on YouTube now. Big thanks to Norwich Books in Vermont for hosting! Watch here:
Cúirt International Festival of Literature programme is now announced! I am appearing on Friday the 23rd of April at 5.30pm in conversation, about my novel , with the fab Elaine Feeney. Nora
The event is a pre-record, from Ashford Castle, and will be watchable on YouTube. Bookings open now
Please join the fantastic
Jillian Cantor and me at our virtual event on the 26th March from Poisoned Pen bookstore, Arizona, to discuss her novel on Marie Curie and mine on Nora Barnacle.
1pm MST / 8pm GMT
Sign up here:
Jillian and Nuala bio-fiction event
I love this review of
, from NORA Janet Somerville in the Toronto Star. Big thanks to Janet, writer and literature teacher, who has written a book about the wonderful Martha Gellhorn.
Join us online for the launch of
The Lost Letters of Flann O’Brien – discovered in a disused cupboard in a Dublin pub during lockdown, The Lost Letters of Flann O’Brien contains 107 never-before-seen letters written to the cult Irish writer by a collection of twentieth-century luminaries, including Joseph Goebbels, Walt Disney, Virginia Woolf, Marilyn Monroe, Bob Dylan and Rachel Carson. Perhaps.
Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021 Time: 7:00pm GMT
My friend, writer and librarian
Peter Money, will interview me about NORA on the 12th March (5pm Irish time, midday USA) in association with the Norwich Bookstore, Vermont. More here.
Send an email to
virtual2 AT norwichbookstore.com to get the link to join the event, which will be sent as soon as it is available.
I have a new essay today at
Craft called ‘The Marys’. It’s about my lifelong love of Holy Mary statues, their meaning to me, Ulysses, Ireland in 1985, and the legacy of Catholicism. Read it here.
I’m doing a book giveaway over on my insta. One signed copy of *birdie* is up for grabs. This is an international giveaway. Go
here to enter.
I recorded myself reading the title story from my flash chapbook *birdie*. You can listen/watch on YouTube