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Quick interview with: Róisín O

Irish musician Róisín O opened for the New York Gospel Stars in Solingen on Friday night. Yet, for many of the audience members she stole the show.

The 26-year-old girl from Dublin took to the stage with a guitar, keyboard and a crystal clear voice with an impressive vocal range. She played songs from her debut album The Secret Life of Blue which was released in 2012 and reached #21 in the Irish Album Charts, as well as a few newer songs like  Word-Strong.

Next to her musical talents and voice, Róisín O surprised and delighted the German audience with speaking German while explaining her upcoming tour. Not many performers would have bothered to learn a few sentences in another language, and audience definitely appreciated it.

The singer, whose full name is Róisín O’Reilly, is no stranger to the stage, which is evident when you see her perform. She’s the daughter of Irish folk singer Mary Black and the sister of Danny O’Reilly of The Coronas and has performed at venues world-wide.

I managed to grab her for a minute at the interval to have a quick but lovely chat while she was signing autographs.

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Interview with me – Karl. / Solinger Tageblatt

It’s Throwback Thursday and I found an article about me (not by me for once) that was published on January 7, 2014 on youth page Karl. in local daily newspaper Solinger Tageblatt.

It’s in German, but I talk about NaNoWriMo, Sherlock Holmes & John Watson, researching the British Army and PTSD as well as writing fanfiction.

Interview with me by Katharina Moosbach, published on Karl. (Solinger Tageblatt) January 7, 2014
Interview with me by Katharina Moosbach, published on Karl. (Solinger Tageblatt) January 7, 2014

Interview with Alex Hofmann, author of Menschen mit Meer

It’s nearly 9pm when my door bell rings and Alex Hofmann stands grinning in my hallway. The author of Menschen mit Meer (lit.: People with Sea), a book about people with autism that was published by Kleine Wege in 2013, gives me a hug, gets comfy on the couch – and pulls a thermos out of her handbag.

“I totally forgot I’d made tea and I didn’t want to let it go to waste,” she explains while I go and get mugs and she pulls something else out of her bag.

“There are a few homemade Christmas cookies in this box. Help yourself!”

We talk about this and that; about space and psychology, autism and Menschen mit Meer, and our interview is almost an afterthought.

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Menschen mit Meer – Interview mit Autorin Alex Hofmann

Es ist fast neun Uhr abends, als es an der Tür klingelt und Alex Hofmann grinsend bei mir auf der Matte steht. Die Autorin von Menschen mit Meer, ein Buch über Menschen mit Autismus das 2013 im Verlag Kleine Wege erschienen ist, umarmt mich kurz, macht es sich auf dem Sofa bequem – und holt als allererstes eine große Thermoskanne aus der Tasche.

“Ich hatte voll vergessen, dass ich frischen Tee aufgesetzt hatte und den wollte ich nicht wegschütten,” erklärt sie, während ich Tassen hole und sie noch etwas aus der Tasche hervorzieht.

“In der Dose sind unter anderem selbstgebackene Weihnachtsplätzchen. Greif zu!”

Wir plaudern, über dies und jenes; über das Weltall und Psychologie, Autismus und Menschen mit Meer und unser Interview findet fast nebenbei statt. Continue reading Menschen mit Meer – Interview mit Autorin Alex Hofmann

A Sick Work of Art – Interview with Author Claire Lewis

For Throwback Thursday, I dug up this interview with author Claire Lewis, who published her first book A Sick Work of Art in 2009. I spoke to UoC alumna Claire for the University of Cumbria’s student newspaper The Informer in October 2009.

Claire Lewis also read an excerpt of A Sick Work of Art for me, a recording of which can be found below!
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Interview with Wild Wolf Publishing

A small group of like-minded and slightly warped people who wanted to specialise in the really hard hitting, dark fiction was all it took. Wild Wolf Publishing was born. That was in 2008, and 35 authors have published their stories with the independent, Newcastle-based label until now.

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A new Bluebird comes to the Lakes – Interview with Vesna Maric

Another Throwback Thursday, and another interview I did while studying Travel Journalism at the University of Cumbria.

I spoke to Bosnian author Vesna Maric about her memoir Bluebird for Words by the Water in 2009.

This interview was first published in Write On! magazine, the official Words by the Water 2009 festival magazine created by the journalism students at the University of Cumbria.


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