Three Monkeys Online

A Curious, Alternative Magazine

Katie McDermott

On Losing Iain Banks

Saturday, April 6th, 2013

“Two years after I killed Blyth I murdered my young brother Paul, for quite different and more fundamental reasons than I’d disposed of Blyth, and then a year after that I did for my cousin Esmerelda, more or less on a whim. That’s my score to date. Three. I haven’t killed anybody for years, and […]

Extracting Gold – Mary Costello interview

Friday, March 1st, 2013

Mary Costello is the author of The China Factory, a collection of short stories which was published by The Stinging Fly Press. It has received much acclaim and renown for its intensity and sensitivity. Costello has an amazing capacity to reveal characters’ lives through understated encounters, be it the restraint of two strangers in The […]

‘Hell goes round and round’: Flann O’Brien and the search for identity

Monday, February 11th, 2013

Anyone who knows anything about Flann O’Brien knows he was a man of many names. Flann O’Brien was the pen name for Brian O’Nolan, who wrote journalism under the pseudonym Myles na gCopaleen. He used different spellings of his names and most of the discussion and arguments on his Wikipedia page are about how his […]