ArticleA diary for 2018
ArticleAn excerpt from Ian Sansom's diary (2015). Every year " I seem to know even less'
ArticleThis essay explores the relationship between anti-vice campaigns and the popular publishing industry of early-twentieth century Ireland. Specifically, it argues that there existed an informal but strongly symbiotic relationship between the two. [...]
ArticleAn excerpt from Ian Sansom's diary (2014). Reading Knausgaard in A&E and other misadventures
ArticleThe conventional view of Brian Friel's career portrays him as a struggling writer whose first stories appeared in the "New Yorker" in late 1959. After briefly producing a small body of finely crafted, albeit conventional, short stories, he devot[...]
ArticleAs John Brannigan has pointed out, the anecdote as a genre – ‘a theatre of memory and an imagined community’ – was key to Behan's world and his writing. Brannigan identifies the newspaper column as an especially enabling anecdotal form for Behan[...]
ArticleAn excerpt from Ian Sansom's diary (2013). "After the visit to the chiropodist, it was mostly downhill ""
ArticlePersonal history: A brush with death in Alaska
ArticleAn excerpt from Ian Sansom's diary (2012). "After the invitation from the Queen, it was mostly downhill"
ArticleA commuter's diary: on the 66 to Maynooth