6th May - Sue
Guiney asks about the inspirations for the book and about
writing different forms
Wednesday 12th May – John
Baker’s Blog John reviews the book and asks about Elizabeth's
intentions in writing the book and her theme
Wednesday 19th May – Women
Rule Writer Nuala Ni Chonchuir asks about some of the processes
and gets Elizabeth confessing how hard it is to juggle writing
and other things
Thursday 27th May – Tania
Writes Tania Hershman ingeniously teases out the book's themes
and Elizabeth's thinking about them by conducting a word association
game with her.
Wednesday 2nd June – How
to Write a Novel Tom Vowler quizzes Elizabeth on her writing
Wednesday 9th June – Barbara’s
Bleeuugh! Barbara Smith tackles the isssue of voice in the
novel and what she sees as some magic realist elements.
Wednesday 16th June – Vanessa
Gebbie’s News Vanessa interviews Elizabeth in person
and uses a recent fall of Elizabeth's down some stairs as a thematic
springboard for a wide-ranging discussion about Too Many Magpies
and her writing in general.
Wednesday 23rd June – Debi
Alper provides resources about Too Many Magpies, including
an extract and a film of Elizabeth talking about the book
Wednesday June 30th – Eco-Libris
Raz Godelnik asks Elizabeth about the environmental concerns that
fuel the book.
earlier interview with Elizabeth about the book can be read on