This weekend I wanted to have another woman writer and was surprised at how hard it is to find videos of women authors, particularly those who write speculative fiction.  However, for this week’s Video Saturday we have Maeve Binchy.  Maeve Binchy is an Irish novelist, newspaper columnist and speaker. Many of her novels are set in Ireland, dealing with the tensions between urban and rural life, the contrasts between England and Ireland, and the dramatic changes in Ireland between World War II and the present day. She’s best known for her novel Circle of Friends (1990) which was made into a 1995 Hollywood movie starring Chris O’Donnell and Minnie Driver.  And since the videos are so short, I thought I’d include two.

Maeve Binchy’s Advice to Writers

Maeve Binchy on Short Stories vs. Novels

About the author

DayAlMohamed Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” She is also co-editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” from Dark Quest Books. In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. She is an active member of the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writing Group, of Women in Film and Video, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.