The next chapter in the Aisling story

The next chapter in the Aisling story
Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen, co-authors of the Aisling series Pic: Fergal Phillips

The creators of the Aisling books may be frustrated by the snobbery that surrounds popular fiction but, as they prepare for the release of their third novel in the hit series, they have plenty to laugh about

‘It’s not that I think literary fiction is boring,” says Emer McLysaght. “But there’s not much craic in it.” It’s a rainy afternoon at the end of summer, and I’m talking to McLysaght and her friend and writing partner Sarah Breen about the importance of entertaining books.

“Probably 80 to 90 per cent of what I’ve read as an adult has been popular fiction,” says McLysaght. “I’ve never read a lot...

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