Michael Foley is a Northern Irish author who lives in London and writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry. He has published four novels, four non-fiction books, five collections of poetry and a collection of translations from French poetry.

His new non-fiction book Isn't This Fun? Investigating the Serious Business of Enjoying Ourselves is published by Simon & Schuster, £9.99. The ISN'T THIS FUN? page has a summary of the book's themes, the non-fiction link below has extracts and the BLOG page a piece on how it came to be written.The video clip gives a 60-second intro.

For an Irish Times podcast discussion of the book with Hugh Linehan click here.

Photo: Eva Vermandel

Photo: Eva Vermandel

The Passion of Jamesie Coyle

The Road to Notown

Getting Used to Not Being Remarkable

Beyond

The Age of Absurdity

Embracing the Ordinary

Life Lessons from Bergson

Isn't This Fun?

True Life Love Stories

The Go Situation

The Irish Frog

Insomnia in the Afternoon

Autumn Beguiles the Fatalist

New and Selected Poems