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Novel Fair 2016 Finalist, Artist and Writer, Eoin Lane on his Forthcoming Debut Novel: BEYOND THE HORIZON

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Novel Fair 2016 Finalist, Artist and Writer, Eoin Lane on his Forthcoming Debut Novel: BEYOND THE HORIZON

“She points the lens of the camera.  He turns his head slightly.  The light catches his brow and his silver, white hair.  She snaps.  He is lit like a Vermeer.” A novel about light and love and loss and one’s man determination to fulfil his life’s ambition. “And when she died,” he says “the bed began to blossom with violets.  And every Spring to this day, scented violets grow all around San Gimignano.”  One man.  The Sea.  One painting. I once heard Maeve Binchy tell how people sometimes came up to her and said “Sure, I could have written that”...

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Novel Fair: Walking on Eggshells

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Novel Fair: Walking on Eggshells

The deadline for Novel Fair 2017 is a mere two weeks away. With that in mind Catriona Lally reflects on her experiences of the Fair and how her novel Eggshells developed as a result of this. It was at a launch at the Irish Writers Centre and I just happened to see a poster for the Novel Fair. I looked it up and thought that it would be a brilliant deadline; a novel can be the kind of thing that just sits on your computer for years. I really need some kind of structure and deadline to get anything done,...

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Novel Fair: an opportunity worth travelling 5,000 kms for!

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Novel Fair: an opportunity worth travelling 5,000 kms for!

We spoke to Mairéad Rooney—all the way from Canada—to get some inside tips on applying for Novel Fair! A two-time Novel Fair winner Mairéad chatted about her writing process and whether her experience of the Fair changed the second time around.  Tell us about when you first came across the Novel Fair… In 2012 I had just finished my novel and had reached the what-next moment. So I submitted to the 2012 Novel Fair and a few literary agents. But there were no bites. As it turned out the manuscript was not ready and the only thing to do was edit. I...

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