It has been nearly two weeks since I wrote my last post and there has been a very good reason for this – moving to a different country. After 4 years in Japan, 3 in Cambridge and 6 in London, my poet/writer hubby Joseph Robert and I have relocated to Belfast.
Crossing the Irish Sea by ferry from Cairnryan
Hopefully the smaller place away from big city life will inspire some new poetry and fiction. We certainly got to see some beautiful sights during the 8 hour drive in the man and van from Hammersmith in London up North: the Lake District and the lowlands of Scotland. But, as we get settled in to life in Northern Ireland, here is A Literary Atlas of Ireland to give a summary of the most well known Irish writers.
About Leilanie Stewart
Leilanie Stewart is an author and poet from Belfast, Northern Ireland. She has written four novels, including award-winning ghost horror, The Blue Man, as well as three poetry collections. Her writing confronts the nature of self; her novels feature main characters on a dark psychological journey who have a crisis of identity and create a new sense of being. She began writing for publication while working as an English teacher in Japan, a career pathway that has influenced themes in her writing. Her former career as an Archaeologist has also inspired her writing and she has incorporated elements of archaeology and mythology into both her fiction and poetry.
In addition to promoting her own work, Leilanie runs Bindweed Magazine, a creative writing literary journal with her writer husband, Joseph Robert. Aside from publishing pursuits, Leilanie enjoys spending time with her husband and their lively literary lad, a voracious reader of sea monster books.
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