July 29, 2018

Back home to Clare

No trip back to Australia is complete for me without a visit home to the Clare Valley, this time with two dear friends from Tasmania, Jane and her daughter Lizzie….

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July 17, 2018

W.H. Smith Interview

Celebrated bestselling author Monica McInerney chats about fictional families and her writing process in the leadup to her newest release, The Trip of a Lifetime. What inspired you to write The Trip…

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February 20, 2018

The Importance Of Location

As a reader, I love visiting new places via the fiction I read. As a writer I enjoy it just as much. Researching the locations of my books is one…

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November 3, 2017

The Shape I’m In

“A dressmaker friend says I have a ‘writing’ shape and a ‘promoting’ shape. I lock myself away in my attic for months while I write my books, usually over the…

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October 6, 2017

Writer’s Block with Monica McInerney

SOPHIE GRENHAM talks to author MONICA McINERNEY about how she’s a SUPERSTITIOUS WRITER, growing up in the CLARE VALLEY and writing TWELVE NOVELS … Monica McInerney is an internationally acclaimed Australian author who fell in love with Ireland…

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September 11, 2017

I was an ordinary kid in an Australian country town, but through books I travelled the world

Ahead of Australian reading hour on Thursday, bestselling writer Monica McInerney remembers growing up in the country, and the lives she lived through books. My love affair with books began when I…

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August 20, 2017

The Pros and Cons of an Online Life

(First appeared in Woman’s Way magazine, Ireland, August 2017) Yesterday in Dublin city centre I had three collisions. Fortunately I was walking, not driving, and escaped unhurt. The first was…

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August 3, 2017

I like to think Dad’s fingerprints are still on it

I’m a superstitious writer. When I’m working on a novel, I develop rituals and collect objects that become talismans. The desk in my Dublin attic is crowded with ornaments and…

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July 28, 2017

Five Places That Changed My Life

CLARE VALLEY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA I grew up here, leaving aged 17 to work in Adelaide (as wardrobe girl on Here’s Humphrey.) From there, I moved to London, Sydney, Melbourne, Ireland. In…

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June 11, 2017

My Trip Of A Lifetime

One of the great things about being a writer is it is such a portable occupation. I spend many hours alone in my attic in Dublin writing my novels, but…

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