RTE’s John Keilderman has praised John Kells new novel, The Book of Kitts.
In a wide ranging interview with RTE, Keldermans comments on the novel, the novel’s characters and his future plans.
Read moreThe book begins with a young man who is sent to live with a group of friends in the town of St George in the late 1800s.
He is told that the only way to make friends is to spend time with them.
Keldermands character has a deep connection to the community, with a great sense of humour and an uncanny sense of timing.
The story follows a group who are trying to rebuild their community in the wake of a devastating hurricane and to make amends with their former friends.
It is also a story about love, family and loss.
It was written with the aim of finding a more traditional family structure, but the characters of the book have their own set of issues that go beyond just family.
The book is about the relationships between a group and the wider community.
The characters of The Book Of Kitts have a complicated relationship with their family, with one of the primary characters being an orphan.
Keilderman says that he wanted to explore the question of the relationship between father and son, and the idea of fatherhood and the loss of a son.
“I had a lot of fun writing this story about fatherhood,” he says.
“I felt very strongly about the relationship with fatherhood.”
A great deal of work was put into the writing of the novel.
“There are a lot more details than I had imagined and I think it’s a wonderful piece of work,” Keldeman says.
“The characters are really good.
They are quite complicated and they are really well written.”
Keildermans has previously written a children’s book, The Little Ones, and has a number of children’s books to his credit.
He also has two children, two sons, a daughter and a grandchild.