Sue Leonard – ghostwriter and journalist – interviewed me for the Irish Examiner about NORA, writing, and life in general. You can read the result of our enjoyable chat here.
The Book Show, hosted by Rick O’Shea, featured NORA in its historical fiction segment. Big thanks to Breda Brown for highlighting NORA. You can listen here. (The hist fic section starts around 10:15, but Louise Nealon, on first, is also worth a listen.)
NORA is beautifully reviewed by Martina Devlin in the Irish Independent‘s Review magazine today: ‘…historical fiction brought lushly to life, laced with glorious prose…’. More here.
The panel also discusses Julia Parry’s The Shadowy Third which I reviewed for Books Ireland magazine. An excellent read, one of my books of the year, for sure. My review of that is here.
Afric McGlinchey gives NORA a wonderful review in the Dublin Review of Books. ‘In language brimming with evocative imagery and energy, O’Connor resurrects a life ‑ and a love ‑ of magnificent intensity.’ More here.
Martina Devlin interviewed me about NORA for the City of Books podcast, one of my fave literary pods. I really enjoyed this conversation with Martina, who is not just a great writer, but an accomplished journalist and podcast host too.
You can listen to our chat here or wherever you get your podcasts.
I really enjoyed talking to Breda Brown about NORA for Dublin Book Festival at Blue Metropolis, Canada. We recorded in lovely Kevin St library. Neil Jordan is on with Breda before me. (My bit starts at about 29 mins in.)
You can now view the Galway launch of NORA at the wonderful Cúirt Festival on YouTube. Writer Elaine Feeney interviewed me and we had a grand chat about Nora and James Joyce’s relationship, the novel, and more.
The Cúirt Festival, and NORA, featured on RTÉ’s Six One news, with Western correspondent Pat McGrath. View the report here.