The book has now been launched, titled A Pint and A Haircut: True Irish Stories for Haiti, and all royalties are going to Concern's Haiti Fund.
I decided to interview Garret for this blog, curious about the similarities between our projects:
So Garret, how did you come up with the idea for Pint and a Haircut in the first place?
Where on earth did the title for A Pint and a Haircut come from?
Compiling a book like this is a huge amount of work to take on. Are you by any chance slightly mad?
You seemed to get a publishing deal very quickly. Who did you have to sleep with to get that? ;-)
Who exactly will benefit from the book, and how?
Who are the people who contributed to the book?
Was it difficult to choose the stories that finally made it into the book?
Were there any common themes running through the stories?
Have you a personal favourite story, or one that really struck a chord with you?
And finally, how can we get our hands on a copy?