Robert Craven

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I have been writing short stories and novels since 1992.
A former touring musician, I regularly review CDs for Independent Irish Review Ireland.

My latest novel - A KIND OF DROWNING is out now @Amazon & @Kobo

My novel EAGLES HUNT WOLVES won the
FIREBIRD BOOK AWARD 2021 - ACTION / ADVENTURE.

I write too under the pen name W.T. Edsel


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Robert Craven I regularly review CDs and Streamed music for Independent Music Review in Ireland. Writing a review helps the creative juices flow and I play the musi…moreI regularly review CDs and Streamed music for Independent Music Review in Ireland. Writing a review helps the creative juices flow and I play the music over and over again before writing; it has two plusses 1) I'm writing & 2) I get wonderful music for free!
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Writers stand united in a call for peace

Proud to add my signature to this letter. Every week I have undertaken to email Yury Anatoliyevich Filatov,
Russian Ambassador to The Republic of Ireland
expressing my outrage at Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

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