Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O’Regan

Nadine O'Regan is Books and Arts Editor with The Sunday Business Post. Raised in Skibbereen, Co. Cork, she joined the paper as a freelancer contributor in 2000, after graduating with an M.Phil in Creative Writing from Trinity College Dublin. O'Regan has worked for publications including The Irish Times, The Irish Independent, Hot Press and Spin magazine (US), and served as a reporter for RTE's arts television programme The Works. A regular contributor to TV and radio shows, she also presents the Sunday evening programme Songs in the Key of Life on Irish radio station Today FM.

Artistic License

Artistic License

DVD killed the video star

Scribbler: King’s Twilight fear

Scribbler: King’s Twilight fear

Horror writer Stephen King recently decided to take a potshot at an author who is outselling almost everyone else these days, Twilight writer Stephenie Meyer. King, the author of books such as Carrie and Misery, rubbished the 35-year-old author who h

Artistic License: The burden of Twitter

Artistic License: The burden of Twitter

Through the course of my work as a weekend radio presenter, I regularly get the chance to embarrass myself on the streets of Dublin by going up to random punters, Lucy Kennedy-style, and asking them questions about an arts or culture subject that we’

fighting talk

fighting talk

Describing themselves as young, excited and energetic, Dublin band Fight Like Apes are ready to take the music world by storm

Artistic License: Booking some publicity

Artistic License: Booking some publicity

Every so often, I receive a letter, e-mail or call from a disappointed novelist. Their reason for getting in touch is always the same: no publication has printed a review of their latest novel and they want to know why. Is it their publishing house t

Artistic License: False appeal of a feelgood flick

Artistic License: False appeal of a feelgood flick

Last weekend, my sister and I brought my mother to the cinema to see the film Slumdog Millionaire. We’d discussed going to other films – The Reader, Frost/ Nixon - but I’d already seen them and I knew that, with subject matters ranging from Nixon to

Irish sales of Obama’s books soar

Irish sales of Obama’s books soar

Sales of Barack Obama’s books have soared in Ireland since he won the US presidential election last November. More than 3,000 copies of the former senator’s two books were bought in Ireland in the final week of November, compared with just 240 copies

A walk on the dark side

A walk on the dark side

Director David Fincher has been at the helm of some of Hollywood’s most critically-acclaimed films in recent years, all the while cultivating a uniquely sinister style – the genesis of which he guards closely

Artistic License: Harnessing girl power

Artistic License: Harnessing girl power

If Lucy Kennedy is wise, she will have been avoiding the newspapers of late. The reviews for her latest adventure in television, The Lucy Kennedy Show, on RTE Two, have been wince-inducingly dreadful - and, unfortunately for Kennedy, who seems bright

Scribbler

Scribbler

Fabricated WWII memoir is shelved

Artistic licence

Artistic licence

A year to look forward to

Masterful novel captures the ongoing trauma of Columbine

Masterful novel captures the ongoing trauma of Columbine

By Wally Lamb. HarperCollins, €18 The Hour I First Believed.

Masterful novel captures the ongoing trauma of Columbine

Masterful novel captures the ongoing trauma of Columbine

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First person

First person

Paul McLoone: 41, radio DJ

Artistic licence: Recollecting a stolen life

Artistic licence: Recollecting a stolen life

Hanna Greally was just 19 years old when she was committed to St Loman’s psychiatric hospital in Mullingar by her mother.