Alannah Hopkin

Writer and journalist

New book "A Very Strange Man"
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Posted on 16 Jan 2013 | Comments Off on Read/Write

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The International Flann O’Brien Society asked me to write an obituary for the late John O’Brien, publisher of the Dalkey Archive Press and the Review of Contemporaty Fiction for The Parish Review: Journal of Flann O’Brien Studies 5, no. 1 (Spring 2021): 1-13.
You can read it here. ‘In Memoriam: John O’Brien,’ T_h_e_ _P_a_r_i_s_h_ _R_e_v_i_e_w_:_ _J_o_u_r_n_a_l_ _o_f_ _F_l_a_n_n_ _O_’B_r_i_e_n_ _S_t_u_d_i_e_s_ _5, no. 1 (Spring 2021): 1–13. DOI:

You can find more information about my published fiction on the Books page. You can buy my books on Amazon too.

With Aidan Higgins
Dermot Healy, essay on his work by Alannah Hopkin and Aidan Higgins from Writing the Sky – Observations and Essays on Dermot Healy (2015), edited by Neil Murphy and Keith Hopper, Dalkey Archive Press 2016:  ‘Newcomer, Mentor Old Hand’

Irish Examiner
After Ireland: Writing the Nation from Beckett to the Present by Declan Kiberd Book Review Irish Examiner (second page here)

Making Integral – Critical Essays on Richard Murphy Book Review Irish Examiner

Best European Fiction 2016 – Dalkey Archive Press Book review Irish Examiner

Best European Fiction 2014 – Dalkey Archive Press Book Review Irish Examiner

Best European Fiction 2013 – Dalkey Archive Press Book Review Irish Examiner

A Kind of Compass – Stories on Distance edited by Belinda McKeon Book review Irish Examiner

Review of Stinging Fly Stories edited by Sarah Gilmartin and Declan Meade Book review – Irish Examiner June 2018

Selected Stories by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne Book Review Irish Examiner

The O’Brien Archive –The Irish Examiner

Philip Larkin, Life, Art and Love by James Booth Book review Irish Examiner

Irish Times Diaries
Leonard Cohen – Irish Times Diary Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

Séan Dunne – Irish Times Diary 2005 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

Lobster – Irish Times Diary Page 1 Page 2 Page 3

Gerald MacSweeney Irishwoman’s Diary

Robert Gibbings Irishwoman’s Diary

John Calder 1997 – Irish Times Diary and second page here.

John Calder’s birthday Irishwoman’s Diary

Victoria Glendinning – Irish Times Magazine 2004 Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4

RTE Sunday Miscellany
The Shooting of the Admiral – script of radio talk RTÉ Radio 1 Miscellany

E.L.Voynich – script of radio talk RTE Radio 1 Miscellany

Cork International Short Story Festival from The Oldie Magazine’s Go Away GB supplement –  10-12 Cork Go Away GB 2014

Read reviews about Alannah’s latest book “A Very Strange Man” here.