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BRENDAN O’CONNOR SHOW & SUNDAY TIMES – SEABORNE

The link to my interview with Brendan O’Connor on RTÉ Radio 1 is HERE. We talked autism, sobriety, anxiety meds, secrets, Anne Bonny, and more. He was very nice and friendly and I enjoyed the chat.

More chat from me in the Sunday Times yesterday – this time an essay I wrote about autism, tiny fictions, stims and more. See below.

PRESS – SEABORNE

We’ve had lots of great press for SEABORNE thanks to Peter O’Connell.

I was here in the Irish Daily Mail talking about my love of mavericks, like Anne Bonny.

There was last Saturday’s Irish Times Magazine interview with Niamh Donnelly.

And last week’s wonderful Sunday Independent review by Lorraine Courtney:

And today a fab review in the Irish Times by Anna Carey:

I was on Arena during the week on RTÉ Radio 1 and will be on Brendan O’Connor’s radio show tomorrow Sunday around midday.

SEABORNE PUBLICATION DAY

It’s publication day for SEABORNE and I am giddy 🙂 The novel is available in all Irish book shops and from my publisher New Island. Kennys offer free national postage, buy here.

If you want to buy in the UK, go to Waterstone’s, or Blackwell’s, or, if you prefer, Amazon.

I got some sweet cards from my family, including this Paper Bear pirate boat from my lovely cousin. And my husband, Finbar, also gave me an enormous whale plate, which I adore.

I’m doing a book / tote / other goodies giveaway over on my Instagram so do join me there today.

LAUNCHES – SEABORNE

We’re having Galway and Dublin launches for SEABORNE. 23rd April and 1st May respectively. Edel Coffey will do the honours in Galway and Mia Gallagher in Dublin.

The Cúirt launch in Galway is sold out, but it might be worth trying for a cancellation ticket. See here.

For the Dublin launch on the 1st of May, RSVP to this email: rsvp@newisland.ie.

First Review – Seaborne

The first review of #Seaborne is in, from Mairéad Hearne at Swirl and Thread: ‘Seaborne is a superb novel, bursting with a buzzing vitality and sensuality. O’Connor has captured a time and place with an outstanding clarity. A powerful and remarkable portrayal … an exuberant and passionate novel…’

Delighted with that. Read more here.

SEABORNE (and other) EVENTS 2024

April’s here and SEABORNE hits the shelves on the 19th, so I’m gearing up for events in Ireland and elsewhere. Hope to meet some of ye along the way. You can pre-order the novel here.

SEABORNE EVENTS:

19th April                     Publication day, SEABORNE

23rd April, 7.30pm      Launch event, Cúirt                            Mick Lally Theatre, Galway

1st May                        Launch event                                      Hodges Figgis, Dublin

19th May, 4pm             ILFD                                                   Dublin

12th July, 8.30pm        West Cork Lit Festival                        Marino Church, Bantry       

26th July                       Hewitt School                                     Armagh

4th to 6th Oct                Kinsale Literary Festival                    Cork

OTHER EVENTS:

14th May                      Nuala interviewing Anne Enright       NLI, Dublin

4th – 10th June              Short Story Festival                            Croatia

15th June                      Bloomsday event                                Gallery X, Dublin