We Tell Ourselves Stories

In her essay I Can’t Get That Monster Out Of My Mind (included in Slouching Towards Bethlehem, 1968), Joan Didion diagnoses a sickly 1960s Hollywood system that had “a few interesting minds at work; and a great many less interesting ones” and was producing “fewer pictures but not necessarily better pictures”. Despite Hollywood’s self-image as …

Interview: The Book Show

The Book Show, RTE Radio 1, 22 February 2014 Christoper Isherwood’s book A Single Man is 50 years old this year and it was one of the first gay themed novels I ever read. I was a guest on RTE’s The Book Show to discuss the book and its impact on me. Isherwood is probably …