"I've been to the top of the World Trade
Centre when it was still there or shortly after. I've swum with pinkeens, and I've seen Roddy Doyle dance. I've
eaten fruit cocktail in the Pillar Cafe, smoked dope in Trinity junior common room, and been from Finglas to
Rialto and back on the 19A vaporetto. I've been kicked out of Colaiste Mhuire and UCD, refused soup by the Simon
Community and prevented from reading in Easons. I like people and other mammals, so far anyway."
stephen moran's first book, the london silence (see
blog here), can be found on amazon
uk. his bio on irish
writers online is succinct & direct:
"Stephen Moran was born in Dublin in 1954. His first book is a short
story collection, The London Silence (Pretend
Genius Press, 2004). He is a contributing editor to online journals
Sloe Wine and The
Willesden Herald. He lives in London." stephen's own blog
at the 1st dead drunk dublin festival:
"stephen joined 25 writers & poets and over a dozen musicians. he read
several times during the 6 hour event - always to great applause. he seemed surprised. true, he began cautiously
in his home town, reading to an irish audience! they could have skinned him.
but they wrapped their
arms around him with their applause. stephen is an authentic storyteller
whose burst is yet to flame; a modern voice borne out of
our tradition, speaking to us in a tongue, an irishness
of the mind & soul
which can never be entirely escaped - even though he now resides
angle-land. but here too, he follows the genetic tradition of many great irish storytellers."
andrew lovatt, editor & festival organiser.