Name Ken Bruen

Age.    Really?

Where are you from.      Galway

A little about your self `ie your education Family life etc

I have a Ph. D in Metaphysics


Fiona: Tell us your latest news?  

Ten part series on French TV TITLED 100 code. Jack Taylor six movies on Netflix and today they began filming two more in Galway


Fiona: When and why did you begin writing?  

From my teens, and did it because it felt right.


Fiona: When did you first consider yourself a writer?  

After 35 books published, I still don’t call myself a writer.


Fiona: What inspired you to write your first book?  

Funerals and football


Fiona: Do you have a specific writing style?  

Yes, stripped to the very bone.


Fiona: How did you come up with the title?  

Title of what?



Fiona: Is there a message in your novel that you want readers to grasp?  

Yes, humour is the saving Grace and best revenge.


Fiona: How much of the book is realistic ?

All is imagined.


Fiona: Are experiences based on someone you know, or events in your own life?  

Based on a wild imagination.


Fiona: What books have most influenced your life most? a mentor?  



Fiona: What book are you reading now?  

The Gilded Chalet by Padraig Roomey.


Fiona: Are there any new authors that have grasped your interest?  

Travel writers.



Fiona: What are your current projects?  

New TV series and two new books to edit for publication next year, one with Jason Starr.


Fiona: Name one entity that you feel supported you outside of family members.  

Craig Mc Donald.





Fiona: Do you see writing as a career?  

No, but a blessing and a curse.


Fiona: If you had to do it all over again, would you change anything in your latest book?  



Fiona: Do you recall how your interest in writing originated?



Fiona: Can you share a little of your current work with us?  

It’s about the power and destruction of revenge.


Fiona: Is there anything you find particularly challenging in your writing? Yes, the blank page every single day,


Fiona: Who is your favorite author and what is it that really strikes you about their work?  

Pete Kaminsky, he writes like I think.


Fiona: Do you have to travel much concerning your book(s)?  




Fiona: Who designed the covers?  

Grove Atlantic.


Fiona: What was the hardest part of writing your book?  

The last 100 Pages


Fiona: Did you learn anything from writing your book and what was it?  

Yes, I wish I had a real job.


Fiona: Do you have any advice for other writers?  

Leave home.


Fiona: Do you have anything specific that you want to say to your readers?   

Support the bookshops


Fiona: Do you remember the first book you read?  

Padraig O Conaire, M’ Asal Beag Dubh.


Fiona: What makes you laugh/cry?  

Owen Daglish.


Fiona: Is there one person pass or present you would meet and why?  

Joan Rivers for her humour.


Fiona: What do you want written on your head stone and why ?  

He got bad reviews.


Fiona: Other than writing do you have any hobbies  

Cycling, mountain climbing.


Fiona: What TV shows/films do you enjoy watching?  

Netflix, Making a Murderer and Rectify.


Fiona: Favorite foods / Colors/ Music   

Chili, blue and country amd Western, esp Tom Russell


Fiona: If you were not a writer what else would you like to have done?  

Be a cop,


Fiona: Do you have a blog/website? If so what is it?


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