Féilim James: The Way of the Writer

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Féilim James is a writer from Dublin, Ireland. In 2020, the Arts of Council of Ireland awarded him a Literature Bursary Award to finish his debut novel, Flower of Ash, as well as a Professional Development Award. He also received an Arts Bursary from Dublin City Arts Office in 2021 to finish his first poetry collection, I was a river, lost. His short fiction and poetry have appeared in a number of journals. Visit his website


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The Way of the Writer

‘A writer is someone for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people.’
– Thomas Mann

Serious writing is never an escape. Rather, it is an incursion into the plane of the unknown, from which we attempt to glean some sort of understanding. Afterwards, the equally serious reader embarks on the same journey. What is the value of this journey, of creating…

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