INTERVIEW: Oisín Fagan

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Oisín Fagan is from Moynalvey, Meath. His novella, The Hierophants, won the inaugural Penny Dreadful Novella award in June, 2016. His story collection, Hostages, was published by New Island in September, 2016. He has had stories published in the Anthology, Young Irelanders, and The Stinging Fly.

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Tellus a little about your background (where you grew up etc.) and your earliest experience/engagement with literature.
I moved around a lot when I was younger and then my family settled in Moynalvey when I was seven. After that we stayed put. My mother’s side of the family is all from there, and that’s where I’m from as well. I had a blessed childhood. I lived very near my many cousins, who were of a similar age to me, and we played a lot of football and a lot of cards. I went to Kiltale National School and then Scoil Dara, Kilcock. I…

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