November 2018

Writer to Writer

The Republic of Elsewhere

By: Ciaran Carty


Margaret Atwood, Derek Walcott, Seamus Heaney and Salman Rushdie feature in this collection of over forty interviews with award-winning authors.

This is a genre-crossing collection of interviews and essays that recounts in intimate detail encounters with many of the world’s foremost writers. Interspersed are photos as well as a charismatic commentary, provided by editor and veteran journalist Ciaran Carty, revealing a surprising, often unexpected interconnectedness between these otherwise distinct figures.

Individually, these pieces provide a rare glimpse inside some of the world’s most creative minds; collectively, they address topics such as history, politics, sexuality, and class, while also reflecting the distinguished and wide-ranging career of one of Ireland’s leading critics and broadcasters. Filled with laugh-out-loud anecdotes, personal confessions, and passionate declarations, this book is the definitive collection for literature enthusiasts and aspiring writers alike.

Martin Amis, Saul Bellow, John Banville, JG Ballard, Anne Enright, Carlos Fuentes, Allen Ginsberg, Joseph Heller, Kazuo Ishiguro, Jennifer Johnston, Molly Keane, Michael Longley, Norman Mailer, VS Naipaul, Edna O’Brien, Tom Stoppard, Paul Theroux, Fay Weldon


Since incurring the wrath of his first editor in 1960 by making Hitchcock’s Psycho his film of the year, veteran cineast Ciaran Carty has consistently championed the arts, developing a career as one of Ireland’s leading critics and broadcasters, as deputy editor of The Sunday Independent (1961–65) and arts editor for The Sunday Tribune (1985–2011).

Since 1988 he has edited the New Irish Writing page for the Tribune, The Irish Times and the Irish Independent, and is curator of the prestigious annual Hennessy Literary Awards.

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Dimensions 234 x 156 mm