Friday, September 10, 2010

Patrick Chapman on the Radio

This week I'm very excited to be welcoming the great Patrick Chapman to the Scrapbook Sofa. He is taking on the really interesting theme of "First Person Fiction" and will be reading some great poems from his upcoming collection, (as well as giving his side of the controversial bog cutting debate!)
PATRICK CHAPMAN was born in 1968. The Darwin Vampires is his fifth collection, following Jazztown (Raven Arts Press, Dublin, 1991), The New Pornography (Salmon Poetry, Co. Clare, 1996), Breaking Hearts and Traffic Lights (Salmon Poetry, 2007) and A Shopping Mall on Mars (BlazeVOX Books, Buffalo, N.Y., 2008). His book of short stories is TheWow Signal (Bluechrome, UK, 2007).

Also a scriptwriter, he adapted his own published story for Burning the Bed (2003). Directed by Denis McArdle, this award-winning film stars Gina McKee and Aidan Gillen. Chapman has written several episodes of the Cbeebies and RTÉ series Garth & Bev (Kavaleer, 2009/10). His audio play, Doctor Who: Fear of the Daleks (Big Finish, UK, 2007), was directed by Mark J.Thompson. It stars Wendy Padbury as Zoe and Nicholas Briggs as the Daleks.

With Philip Casey, he founded the Irish Literary Revival website in 2006.This brings out-of-print books of Irish interest back into circulation online, with the consent and participation of the authors.

Chapman has been a finalist twice in the Sunday Tribune Hennessy Literary Awards. His story ‘A Ghost’ won first prize in the Cinescape Genre Literary Competition in L.A.The title poem of The Darwin Vampires was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Catch up with us 4pm on Liffey Sound - link over there on the right, (that's 8am in LA) or catch up on the sunday scrapbook blog as always (sure I'm only spoiling ye)


Totalfeckineejit said...

Let people cut their own bog by hand I say.Let nobody sell turf for profit.That's the best way to preserve them.

Ps. To all my Tipp relations "I want my Dad's bog back."

I'm sure they read this.

Titus said...

Coo! I know it won't be better than the ultimate d'ouble act, but sounds good.

Niamh B said...

TFE, I believe they do read this, and they better listen up...
Thanks Titus, Patrick's well worth a listen, a genuine kind of guy with really great poetry.