The shortlist for the Irish Book Awards was announced this week in Dublin. Bestselling authors Cecelia Ahern and Marita Conlon-McKenna spoke to me for UTV Ireland on how they felt about being nominated and why they think their books stand out.
My feet brush past the golden leaves spread across the earth, and I smile. There’s nothing like being home.
As Series One comes to an end, Daisy Goodwin – the screenwriter of the TV series Victoria – tells me about casting Jenna Coleman as the leading lady, creating on-screen chemistry, and what episode made her cry.
London’s West End and New York’s Broadway have become iconic for the quality of their theatre. The Victoria and Albert Museum in Kensington is celebrating 40 years of the Olivier Awards and is marking this with a free exhibition called ‘Curtain Up’. Continue reading
Much mystery surrounds the legend that is Shakespeare. We don’t know much about his early life, how he began his career in the theatre, or even whether some of his most iconic creations are really his work at all.
The shadow of his status makes him more myth than man. But maybe that’s part of his appeal. That shroud of secrecy lends itself well to his legacy.
Here’s a collection of photographs I took on a walk around Killarney, in Co Kerry, Ireland.