Lockdown Before Lockdown Was a Word We Knew | Q&A with Colum Sanson-Regan

What Is Your Writing Process? Colum’s writing process has undergone big changes since he first began as an author. What started out as late-night writing sessions after gigs with The Fly Guy soon morphed into days-long dedicated writing getaways once The Tall Owl and Other Stories was on the cards. You might say he placed […]

Painters, Musicians and Authors: My Inspiration | Q&A with Colum Sanson-Regan

Who Has Influenced Your Work? Colum’s influences include many authors, such as Raymond Carver and H. G. Wells. But his inspiration is not limited to writers, and extends to painters like Francisco Goya and songwriters like Paul Simon, who likewise have the ability to move people with their masterpieces. Artists of all stripes have spurred […]

The Tall Owl – the Launch Reboot | Colum Sanson-Regan

What Are the Plans for a Future Event for The Tall Owl? Once COVID-19 restrictions are lifted, Colum plans to release a new edition of The Tall Owl and Other Stories which includes all the artwork. As you’ve seen, the styles range from photography to canvas and conceptual art. With some powerful stories thrown into […]

‘Welcome to Hotel Argo’ | The Tall Owl, Colum Sanson-Regan

‘Hotel Argo’ is the last story in The Tall Owl collection. Colum wanted to play around with the trope of teenage kids going somewhere abandoned, and finding terrible things start to happen. When he started writing this, Colum had just come back from Corfu, where he saw lots of abandoned hotels, hence the idea for […]

‘We do need the final shot’ | Cut, The Tall Owl, Colum Sanson-Regan

‘Cut’ is another piece Colum chose to feature from The Tall Owl and Other Stories. It’s one of the shortest pieces in the book, and takes the unique form of a working diary from a film set. This means the work contains technical information about the type of shot required and planning details. Look at […]

Lockdown 1.0 Launch was a ‘Tall’ Order | Colum Sanson-Regan

So, What Actually Happened with The Tall Owl? Even with the coronavirus restrictions which hampered the initial planned release and format for The Tall Owl and Other Stories, Colum hosted a virtual launch party from the comfort of his own home. This meant a few readings from the book, of course, but equally music performances […]

The Making of The Fly Guy | Colum Sanson-Regan

What Inspired the Story of The Fly Guy? The inspiration for The Fly Guy came in a rather different manner, although perhaps it is unsurprising if you know Colum. While on the way back from a gig, driving home with a broken radio, Sanson-Regan had an epiphany, and realised the two main characters should have […]