Walk the line: Author Naoise Dolan on finding inspiration

One of Ireland’s brightest literary talents walks her own path

14th March, 2021
Walk the line: Author Naoise Dolan on finding inspiration
Naoise Dolan: ‘People feel like they know you if they’ve read about you and gone through your social media‘

I was working as an English teacher in Hong Kong in early 2017 when I wrote the first draft of Exciting Times over the course of about five months. I only went full-time with writing when my agent sold the book two years later, and since then I’ve been supporting myself with books and other commissions.

I don’t really take a careerist view of art. I like writing but it’s never felt like the...

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