Saturday, December 5, 2009

Louise Phillips on the Radio

Joining me on the Sunday Scrapbook tomorrow is the very talented Louise Phillips, her theme is the rather expansive and ever interesting one of "Relationships" and she joins me with one particularly dark story, and some delicious short pieces as well. Usual bat time - 11 am on Liffey Sound - link on the right. Here's her bio:

Louise Phillips having raised her family started back writing a number of years ago and was chosen as part of a small group of emerging new talent for workshops given by Dermot Bolger, then writer in Residence for South County Dublin.

A number of her short stories and poems have since been published. Two of her short stories are contained in anthologies, ‘A Place in Time’ which formed part of ‘Caught in Amber’ an anthology edited by Eileen Casey and Another Road’ part of the County Lines’ anthology published by New Island.

Last year her short, short story ‘The Beads’ was published as one of the winning entries in the National Group Writers Award 2008 (Petals on a Bough) and her short story ‘A Part of Me’ was shortlisted for the Molly Keane Memorial Award.

This year she was the winner of the ‘The Jonathon Swift Award 2009’ for her short story ‘Last Kiss’. Louise has been an active member of Lucan Writers Group for the last three years and is currently working on her second novel.

UPDATE: Check out total feckin eejit's blog for the latest poem in a shop escapade,


Titus said...

Bloody hell, that link works! I shall try and tune in, but child life gets in the way sometimes.

Niamh B said...

Why the shock at a link working?! My links always work I'll have you know... there'll be a "podcast" after if you miss out on the live version (helps too because you can fast fwd through the ads and my waffling/ rambling thoughts if they get to be too much of an irritation!) - i leave them up on

beedlemama said...

Loved this show - well done Louise and of course, Niamh - was fascinating to listen to the thought process behind the writing and of course to hear some of the wonderful pieces being read again - a real sunday chilled out treat. Though provoking, professional and very accomplished.... take a bow ladies.

Niamh B said...

Hi Beedlemama - said I'd thank you again here, since you were nice enough to leave a nice comment on both blogs... yes Louise was a super guest, thought provoking and great reading. We're lucky to have such talented folk around...