Q Did you ever think of running away to join the circus?
A Not really, unless you count my leaving Ireland to become a wandering minstrel in Canada. But my friend and writing comrade Bob Bott has actually been on the road with a troupe of clowns, puppeteers and jugglers, as seen in a charming NFB documentary that you can view here.
Q What are you working on at the moment?
A I am writing columns and feature articles for the on-line journal, Fact & Opinions. I’m also working on an autobiographical novel, working title Emigrant, an excerpt from which you can find here. And I am finishing up work on a nonfiction book of biographical profiles, Rogues and Rapscallions, which will be a sequel to my 2002 title, Scoundrels and Scallywags.
Q Where can I read more about your autobiography, Leaving Dublin?
Q Is there a trailer for Leaving Dublin?
A Yes, you can view it on YouTube, here.