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What Frank Sinatra Taught Me About America

When I was 23, I came to America for the first time with my soon-to-be wife, and settled in her hometown of Katonah, New York.

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Niall Williams Books

Is Anyone Happy Anymore?

Recently I have been forced to think a bit about happiness. It’s not something I’ve done before. I have been too busy living.

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Kiltumper Garden

Ireland’s Fathers of Electric Light

When I set out to write a novel, I believe I’m undertaking an act of faith. That probably sounds larger than I intend. Still, it’s true.

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Niall Williams Books

About the novel JOHN

It begins like this. I am sitting in the front room looking down the garden. It is a day in early summer. My mind is idling. I am in the kind of lazy stillness where I am not thinking anything at all…

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Kiltumper Garden

How I Write

It is morning. Lately it seems always it is raining. I go into the conservatory we added to the front of the two-hundred year old stone cottage here in west Clare

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