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CRIME FICTION IRELAND / CRIMEIRE
Posted April 22, 2015
Crime Fiction Ireland (aka #Crimeire) aims to chronicle the growing crime fiction scene in Ireland. They feature author profiles, news and events, everything you need to know about Irish crime writing. Here's their profile of me...
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UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA PODCAST
Recorded October 28, 2014
Listen to a podcast from the University of Minnesota Bookstore, a panel dicsussion with fellow crime writers (and University of Minnesota alums) Allen Eskens (The Life We Bury) and Mickie Turk (The Delilah Case, Made in the Image).
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BOOK BEAT
Originally aired June 12, 2014
Book Beat May-June 2014: Sue Ellen Zagrabelny from Northwest Community Television's "Book Beat" program interviews mystery writer Erin Hart and Uncle Edgar's Mystery Book Store Owner Don Blyly.
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INTERVIEW IN WISCNEWS
Originally posted April 7, 2014
Interview from Whyte Column: Irish Music and Mystery from Erin Hart and Paddy O'Brien Robin Whyte, Development Director, Baraboo Public Library.
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MURDER MYSTERY: FROM MINNESOTA TO IRELAND
Originally aired Mar 13, 2014
MN Reads is a new feature on KUMD's "Northern Morning" program, based at the University of Minnesota-Duluth. Radio idol (and high school pal) Lisa Johnson asks about THE BOOK OF KILLOWEN, the writing process, and other chicken-and-egg questions.
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MYSTERISTAS INTERVIEW
Posted September 5, 2013
Read an interview with Erin from Mysteristas, a fascinating collection of female crime writers. You can also read about the Mysteristas and their work at the About page
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IRISH FAIR LITERARY CORNER
Originally aired August 11, 2013
As coordinator of this cultural area, I get to shine the spotlight on the first-ever Literary Corner at the Irish Fair of Minnesota, from KSTP-TV, Minneapolis/Saint Paul.
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A CONVERSATION WITH MYSTERY WRITER ERIN HART
Originally posted May 13, 2013
Fellow scribe Kelly Engebretson, of Saint Thomas University's NEWSROOM online magazine, poses some questions in an in-depth interview.
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Q & A WITH DECLAN BURKE FOR CRIMEALWAYSPAYS.COM
Originally posted March 31, 2013
"Ya Wanna Do It Here Or Down The Station, Punk?"—Erin Hart: Declan turns on the bright lights and grills me about Irish crime writing, guilty pleasures, writing thrills.
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MINNESOTA'S IRISH AMBASSADORS
Originally published March 3, 2103
Mary Ann Grossman's wonderful Saint Paul Pioneer Press feature about my husband Paddy O'Brien and me—how we met, and how our lives and writing and music have become so intertwined.
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THRILLER ROUNDTABLE AT THE BIG THRILL
Chatting with fellow crime writers and readers at THE BIG THRILL—Thriller Roundtable throughout the month of March. Discussion topics included...
March 25-31: "How do you add realism to your dialogue?"
March 18-24: "Great opening lines, which one is your favorite?"
March 11-17: "How do you separate yourself from the characters you write? Or do you?"
March  4-10: "Which do you prefer to write, the protagonist or the antagonist, and why?"

Q & A WITH DON HELIN FOR ITW—THE BIG THRILL
Originally posted March 1, 2013
A wide-ranging interview with Don Helin, author of DEVIL'S DEN, and fellow Hibernophile, for the March 2013 issue of THE BIG THRILL, the online newsletter of the International Thriller Writers organization.
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CONTEMPORARY IRISH AUTHORS YOU SHOULD BE READING—IRISH FIRESIDE
Posted January 29, 2013
Readers from the Irish Fireside (this blog and podcast from Corey Taratuta and Liam Hughes is a great resource for travelers to Ireland!) share their favorite contemporary Irish authors—along with authors whose books are set in Ireland. Very happy to be on this Irish Fireside list!
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Q&A WITH ROBIN AGNEW, AUNT AGATHA'S MYSTERY BOOKS
Originally posted September 17, 2010
Robin Agnew, proprietor of Aunt Agatha's Mystery Books in Ann Arbor, Michigan, asks the questions inquiring readers want to know.
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INTERVIEW WITH KAXE'S HEIDI HOLTAN
Originally posted September 17, 2010
Talking with Heidi Holtan, host of Real Good Words, the books and writing program on KAXE-Northern Community Radio in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.
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FALSE MERMAID Q&A WITH LINDA WHITE
Originally posted September 17, 2010
A chat with editor, critic, and book blogger Linda White, of BookManiaOnline.com.
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INTERVIEW WITH CARL BROOKINS, WILLIAM KENT KRUEGER, AND ELLEN HART FROM THE TELEVISION PROGRAM 'MINNESOTA CRIME WAVE PRESENTS'
Originally posted May 6, 2010
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SISTERS IN CRIME: GUEST BLOG
Originally posted April 26, 2010
The first-person confessions of a slow-as-molasses writer.
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MINNESOTA READS: SIX QUESTIONS WE ALWAYS ASK
Originally posted March 27, 2010
About the reading habits and favorite fictional characters of Minnesota authors.
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"ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" on Minnesota Public Radio
Originally broadcast March 10, 2010
MPR's Tom Crann talks with Erin about about unsolved mysteries along the Mississippi River and the cliffs of Donegal. Erin also reads an excerpt from FALSE MERMAID.
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FALSE MERMAID FEATURE FROM THE BIG THRILL
Fellow crime writer L.J. Sellers interviews Erin about the parallel mysteries in FALSE MERMAID.
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FALSE MERMAID AT READING MINNESOTA
Originally posted February 27, 2010
From Beth Solheim's blog celebrating Minnesota authors, illustrators, critics, bookstores, and small presses.
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BILL OTT'S DISCOVERIES COLUMN
Originally posted February 16, 2010
"After nearly 30 years at BOOKLIST, the greatest pleasure of my job continues to be discovering a new writer before the rest of the world and watching a career develop over time. One of my most satisfying discoveries has been Erin Hart, a Minneapolis writer whose third novel, False Mermaid, is published this month..."
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IRISH PHILADELPHIA
Originally posted October 2008
A delightful chat with Irish Philadelphia's Denise Foley.
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POE'S DEADLY DAUGHTERS
Originally posted August 2007
Erin talks to fellow mystery writer Sandra Parshall
about the writing process, plotting a mystery, favorite authors, advice to aspiring writers, and more.
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THE WRITING SHOW
Originally posted December 2006
In her first ever podcast interview (!) Erin chats with Mick Halpin in Dublin about bogs, mystery writing, and things Irish.
Mick Halpin's website—Critical Mick
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COOL STUFF 4 Writers
Originally posted November 2005
Erin does a Q & A with Sandy Young of Cool Stuff 4 Writers, an omnibus resource site for writers.
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MYSTERY WOMEN
Originally posted March 2005
Erin does an in-depth Q & A with Ayo Onatade of Mystery Women, a British mystery magazine.
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"ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" on Minnesota Public Radio
Originally broadcast on October 14, 2004
MPR's Greta Cunningham talks with Erin about her return to the bogs in LAKE OF SORROWS.
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MINNESOTA CRIME WAVE NEWSLETTER
Originally posted May 1, 2004
Minnesota Crime Wave member Carl Brookins, author of INNER PASSAGES and A SUPERIOR MYSTERY, talked to Erin about writing HAUNTED GROUND.
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BOOKSELLING THIS WEEK
The weekly publication of the American Booksellers Association
Originally posted December 11, 2003
David Grogan, senior editor of BOOKSELLING THIS WEEK, talked to Erin about Ireland, music and HAUNTED GROUND. The interview also appears in the December 11 issue of BOOKSELLING THIS WEEK.
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"RATTLEBAG" on RTE (Irish national radio)
Originally broadcast June 23, 2003
As a guest on this Irish arts radio program, Erin chats to "Rattlebag" presenter Myles Dungan about the writing of HAUNTED GROUND.
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"ALL THINGS CONSIDERED" on Minnesota Public Radio
Originally broadcast May 21, 2003
Minnesota Public Radio's Greta Cunningham interviewed Erin about the experience of writing of HAUNTED GROUND.
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THE DEAD BEAT / Murder By The Book, Houston TX
Originally posted April 15, 2003
Dean James, mystery author and manager of Murder By The Book mystery bookstore in Houston, recently interviewed Erin about HAUNTED GROUND. The interview also appeared in the Spring 2003 issue of THE DEAD BEAT, Murder By The Book's quarterly magazine.
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THE INNER SANCTUM / Simon & Schuster's Mystery Newsletter
Originally posted April 15, 2003
Colin Shields interviewed Erin for the Spring 2003 issue (Q & A).
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