“With over 150 speakers from 31 countries, this year’s UWRF lineup is a literary treasure trove of discoveries. Each week in the lead up to the Festival, we’ll speak to a writer whose work you may not yet have encountered, but who could well turn out to be your Festival favorite. For the sixth installment, we spoke to Paul McVeigh, award-winning short story writer and Founder of the London Short Story Festival.”
You can read the short interview here.
Last night the first part of John Kelly’s new radio series, The Reading List, was aired. Eimear McBride, Bailey’s Prize-winning author of ‘A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing’, and myself, discuss the Anaïs Nin classic ‘A Spy in the House of Love’.
You can listen here – The Reading List with John Kelly
Here’s what they say on the RTE website:
‘A Spy in the House of Love’ by Anaïs Nin.
“Writers Eimear McBride and Paul McVeigh discuss Nin’s 1954 novella, the story of Sabina and her pursuit of pleasure through her relationships with four very different men.”
A new radio show in Ireland, THE READING LIST with John Kelly, begins on RTE Radio 1 on Tuesday July 4th. Episode 1 is about A Spy in the House of Love by Anaïs Nin.
John Kelly interviews me and Bailey’s Prize-winner Eimear McBride about this classic book. Tune in if you fancy a listen.
An interview with me appeared in the German broadsheet Die Welt at the weekend.
It follows on some of the points raised in my essay for International Literature Showcase ‘Crossing Borders’ which was later picked up by The Belfast Telegraph.
The interview is in German, of course, so I have only google translate to help me read it. I hope I come across ok.
The German translation of The Good Son is ‘Guter Junge’ and if you happen to speak German you might enjoy these short extracts read by a wonderful German actor Denis Abrahams – Part 1 & Part 2.
“Told vividly and with grim humour… McVeigh’s lush and, against all probability colourful novel from a black and white world bears the utopia that even in dark times, the hope can not be defeated.” Die Welt
On Monday 15th May I fly to Paris and then to Nantes and Quimper over the next few days. I’ll be discussing The Good Son
and meeting French readers. The trip is in celebration of Un bon garcon
(the French translation) being shortlisted for the Prix du Roman Cezam
. Here’s where I’ll be… I hope some of you can make it
Tuesday the 16th : NANTES : meeting in the library “La Manufacture” at 18.30
Wednesday the 17th : QUIMPER : meeting in the library “des Ursulines” at 18.30
Thursday the 18th : PARIS : meeting with the employees of the bank Crédit Agricole at 17.30
“Paul McVeigh has written a first novel of beautiful generosity, poignant in the delicate manner in which he evokes the brutality of an era. A striking fresco, mixing historical upheavals and hardships of a family shattered.” Le Monde