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With author/journalist Declan Burke, interviewed by guest host Mick Halpin


Mick Halpin returns with another great Irish crime fiction author interview!

Born in Sligo, Ireland, in 1969, Declan Burke is the author of The Big O (2007) and Eightball Boogie (2003). The Big O has just been published in the U.S. by Harcourt, with its sequel due in 2009. He blogs at Crime Always Pays, a site devoted to Irish crime fiction.

A freelance writer, Declan is a regular contributor to The Sunday Times, The Irish Times, The Sunday Business Post, and "The Last Word" programme on Today FM. He is married to Aileen; the couple has have a beautiful baby daughter, Lily. He lives in Wicklow, Ireland, and is not allowed to own a cat.

Please join guest host Mick Halpin and Declan Burke as they explore:

  • Why Declan turned to writing crime fiction
  • How Irish crime fiction differs from that of other countries
  • How fiction helps people deal with their fears
  • Why so many crime fiction books are written by journalists
  • Why his novels are so different from each other
  • Why crime fiction follows the money.

Interviewee: Declan Burke
Host: Mick Halpin
Date: October 26, 2008
Running time: 42:55
File size: 21 megabytes
Rating: G
Declan Burke's Web site: Crime Always Pays

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