Dave Lordan

Among the radical voices of contemporary Irish writing Dave Lordan’s is, perhaps, the most recognisable. This is partly because of his media profile, particularly...

Dave Lordan – Neighbour

Dear in-hock-for-a-lifetime  Suburban, anonymous, pebble-dashed, Pre-packaged-dream-house Neighbour of mine I have not got a clue about you What your name is Where you hail from...

The Stone – Political and social writing from Ireland

This column is called The Stone in homage to a poem by WB Yeats written one hundred years ago. The poem is called...

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Sotirios Pastakas – Babel

No, I don’t come from Eleusis. Southern Italy. Sandy returned from the Aegean rally in Nisyros. I found Yannis in 37 and he bought me a...

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Shock bibliotherapy suggestions… every book, both fiction and non-fiction, can inspire, help, and guide us in every walk of life, as long as we...

Sotirios Pastakas

Sotirios Pastakas (born in Larissa, Thessaly, in 1954), studied medicine in Rome, a significant period for his training, and for thirty years he worked...

Russell Hoban – The Mouse and his child

Not only a children's fairytale The mouse and his child written by Russel Hoban is not a children’s fairytale. It is the story of...