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So, all the snakes are gone, the parade is over, then what?

When the shamrockery is all done, the green tinted beer has gone flat and the strains of puzzling bagpipe music have died away, you can get a taste of an Ireland that is a little more riverrun than Riverdance, more … Continue reading

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Farewell to Russell Hoban

So grateful to the nice people at writing.ie for giving this essay a home on the whorled wide web.  You can see it in it’s fully formatted glory here http://writing.ie/meet-the-authors/special-guests/speculative-fiction/480-a-remembrance-of-russell-hoban-1925-2011.html or read below in lo-rez While I lived in Spain … Continue reading

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New York Irish Arts Reviews The Brothers’ Lot

Delighted with this review by Michelle Woods on New York Irish Arts.  Full review at link below.  Excerpts below that. http://newyorkirisharts.blogspot.com/2011/11/kevin-holohans-brothers-lot-michelle.html Set in the Brothers of Godly Coercion for Young Boys of Meager Means, where Father Boland is convinced that … Continue reading

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Reading at the PEN Literary Tasting November 17

Curiously enough the third Thursday of November is Venerable Saorseach O’Rahilly Day so I will have to dust off a piece of the Biography in honor of the day that is in it.  Like this bit maybe  http://youtu.be/tEqDLuWuFvc Anyway here … Continue reading

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Radio Interview with Sean Rocks, Arena RTE Radio 1

It has taken me a while to get used to the sound of my own voice on “the wireless” but have finally got to the point where I am happy to put this out here.  Thanks to Sean Rocks for … Continue reading

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The Brothers Reviewed at Staged Reaction

Thanks to Barry Houlihan (no relation) for this thoughtful review at Staged Reaction http://stagedreaction.wordpress.com/2011/10/07/the-brothers-lot-a-novel-by-kevin-holohan/ “The Brothers’ Lot” – a novel by Kevin Holohan 07 Oct “For all the kids who never got a chance to answer back” reads the dedication in … Continue reading

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Delighted to get reviewed in The Guardian

Lovely to get reviewed in the Guardian, home of the tremendous cartoonist Steve Bell and my staple read for donkey’s years . http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/04/brothers-lot-kevin-holohan-review The Godly Coercion School for Young Boys of Meagre Means is a grimly repressive religious institution where young Dublin … Continue reading

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Great Review on Arena: RTE Radio 1

Many thanks to to Sean Rocks, Sinead Gleeson and Declan Burke for this thoughtful review of The Brothers’ Lot on RTE Radio 1′s Arena  (audio link below): http://www.rte.ie/radio1/arena/archive1/2011/0920/arena.html

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Reading/Panel Discussion Brooklyn Book Festival Sept 18

Looking froward to the Brooklyn Book Festival.  Sunday September 18, 10 a.m .  ST. FRANCIS SCREENING ROOM (180 Remsen Street)  10:00 A.M. Kids on the Skids. Kevin Holohan (The Brother’s Lot). Tayari Jones (Silver Sparrow), Justin Torres (We the Animals). … Continue reading

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The Brothers’ Lot: LIVE at KGB Bar NY

Kevin Holohan reads from The Brothers’ Lot at KGB Bar NY, part of Drunken Careening Writers, a monthy event. Extract gives a sample of the biography of the Venerable Saorseach O’Rahilly, founder of the Brothers of Godly Coercion. Continue reading

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