Interview: Fergal Rock, screenwriter

Fergal Rock is a Dublin-based screenwriter. After a Masters in Film Theory and Production in DIT, he wrote part-time while working in the RDS Members’ Library. In 2010 he became a fulltime writer of screenplays, mainly films for independent production, as well as being a regular writer for legendary Irish …

Listening to Liminals – Peter J McCauley

I discovered Peter J McCauley during the Atlantic Sessions, an annual music festival in Portstewart. He was playing on a wild November night with the Atlantic thrashing a stone’s throw away. It was a gig with his friend and collaborator David C Clements. I’d heard Clements was a brilliant live performer (true!) …

The Power of Characters

Over the last few months, I’ve been labouring my way through the ‘Outlander’ series by Diana Gabaldon. Maybe labouring is an unfair term; it implies a certain joylessness and that’s not strictly true. What is true is that: a) the Outlander books are long. Very, very, very long… b) the quality of …