Pretty Ugly, a novel by Sean Hillen


October 8, 2019

Autumn comes with plenty of good news - I have signed a contract for translation of my novel, ‘Pretty Ugly’ and have been selected to host a special event at the Seamus Heaney HomePlace, developed in honor of the Irish Nobel Laureate poet.

After enjoying a great week in...

December 4, 2018

An honor to be invited to host an afternoon of creative writing at the Cathedral Quarter Literary Festival in Letterkenny, Donegal recently. Sitting with people who recounted fascinating stories about their experiences in exotic parts of the world such as Africa and So...

March 26, 2018

Was Van ‘the Man’ Morrison inspired by Seamus Heaney’s delightful poem ‘Death of A Naturalist’ when the world renown R&B singer wrote his timeless ode to youth, ‘Coney Island’?

And what possible connection could there be between the old Belfast street song ‘My Aunt Jane...

March 25, 2018

The globe-trotting Belfast-born reporter covered the United Nations and started the first journalism school in post-communist Romania. Now the book of his most significant story - the scandal of unregulated cosmetics in the US - has won plaudits from Senator Ted Kenned...

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