Tag: inspiration

  • Re-reading Ursula Le Guin

    Re-reading Ursula Le Guin

    Cinders Editor Méabh McDonnell can list five books that changed her life, Ursula Le Guin’s Very Far Away from Anywhere Else is one of them. To mark  Ursula K. Le Guin’s death earlier this year, she talks about how her books affected her.  “It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it…

  • Rocking the World – An Interview with Siobhán Parkinson

    Rocking the World – An Interview with Siobhán Parkinson

    First published in Cinders Volume Two, Issue Two Women of Irish history don’t usually get a large amount of pages in school history books. Rocking the System is a book that wants to change that. Written by Siobhán Parkinson, Rocking the System from Little Island Books, opens a window into the histories of 20 Irish…

  • Double Exposure – An Interview with Adrianne Finlay

    Double Exposure – An Interview with Adrianne Finlay

    People have dreams of reaching the moon, defeating death, achieving perfection. Those are the dreams that fuelled the community of Adrianne Finlay’s Your One & Only and led to the society of clones that now populates it. We spoke to Adrianne about her writing process, her clone society and her favourite science fiction. Have you…

  • Animating Parvana – Nora Twomey on the making of The Breadwinner

    Animating Parvana – Nora Twomey on the making of The Breadwinner

    Animator and inspirational woman Nora Twomey is one of the most impressive figures in the Irish film industry. After leaving school at just 15, Nora Twomey went on to graduate from the Ballyfermot College of Further Education animation programme and founded the incredible Cartoon Saloon animation studio with Tomm Moore, Paul Young and Ross Murray.The…

  • More than true – how fairytales defined me

    More than true – how fairytales defined me

    For Cinders Editor Méabh McDonnell, few things have been more influential in her life than her love of fairytales. Here, she looks at why the stories she heard as a child became lodestones for her as and adult, inspiring and empowering her along the way.   A boy and a girl, a glass slipper, and…

  • New issue of Cinders Magazine out now!

    New issue of Cinders Magazine out now!

    Cinders magazine volume two issue two is out now! This issue is all about empowerment. From fearless Irish women to #MeToo and body positivity, to remembering great’s like Ursula K. Le Guin, this issue is all about women supporting women. Don’t forget to check out our in-depth interviews with writers Stefanie Preissner, Siobhán Parkinson and Theodora…

  • Bell, book and candle – interview with Moïra Fowley Doyle

    Magic, mysticism and mystery are at the core of Moïra Fowley-Doyle’s novels, The Accident Season and this year’s The Spellbook of the Lost and Found. Set in rural Ireland they take normal girls and unravel the secrets of their past and defeat the demons of their present with spells, enchantment and dreams. We chatted to…