28/06/2012 by David Maybury · No Comments
Christopher Paolini dropped by Inis on his way through Dublin – and we got the chance to quiz him about The Inheritance Cycle. We let our own Über fan Taylor Philips quiz Christopher.
Has there been any musical inspiration throughout your writing process?
I am so glad you asked that! No one asks that. I LOVE music and I am inspired by a lot of music in a lot of different ways. I listen to music when I write, so I listen to a lot of classical or movie soundtracks. In terms of soundtracks,…Continue Reading →
26/06/2012 by David Maybury · No Comments
Ever wondered how Inis gets made? Here's a sneaky glimpse inside an editorial meeting*.
*Sadly, no cake survived.
25/06/2012 by Patricia Kennon · No Comments
The SCBWI Ireland chapter met up in the red and white county of Cork. In this inagural meeting for children's books writers and illustrators living in Ireland, we swapped: advice, publishing tips, social media know-how and talked books. Oh how we talked books!
Colleen Jones, who organised our bookish meet-up, told us about the wonderful recent achievements of fellow SCBWI member Paula Leyden. Paula was nominated for a Children’s Books Ireland 2012 Award and won the Eilís Dillon Award at the…Continue Reading →
15/06/2012 by David Maybury · No Comments
The Riverbank Arts Centre is playing host to something special… an innovative visual arts stand with creative workshops and other activities for young people and their families. Illustrator Alé Mercado pays them a visit:
Curated by Tom Donegan (no stranger to these pages) the Book and Beyond exhibition is distributed between two spaces. The basement gallery, hosting images, books and other work by Steve Simpson, and a long corridor where rugs, handbags, puppets, cards and posters are…Continue Reading →
14/06/2012 by David Maybury · No Comments
Patrick Ness and Jim Kay have been announced as the winners of the CILIP Carnegie Medal and CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal for A Monster Calls. The win is unprecedented - with no other book ever taking away both prizes. While Patrick Ness joins Peter Dickinson as the two authors to have ever won the Carnegie Medal two years running.
A Monster Calls was completed after Walker Books invited Ness to consider writing a novel based on notes left by Siobhan Dowd, a former winner of the Carnegie…Continue Reading →