In this interview with Banyen Books, Dr. Martin Shaw speaks about his book Smoke Hole, which contains three ancient stories that are metaphors for our world today, a world where we are losing our sense of direction. Available as YouTube video and podcast. (Sept 2021).
Martin Shaw hour-long interview with Emergence magazine editor Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee. On Smoke Hole, the power of story and the call to reclaim the imagination in a time of loneliness and isolation. (June 2021). Watch the interview
Award-winning author, mythologist & storyteller Martin Shaw is joined by writer, documentary-maker & author of the rip-roaring Thirty-Two Words for Field Manchán Magan for the launch of A Hut at the Edge of the Village (The Lilliput Press). (June 2021).
Martin Shaw talks Smoke Hole, wilderness vigil, rites of passage and Wolferland's nine secret words in this wide-ranging interview for Watkins Books. (Nov 2021).
'We take a look at the roots of narrative as we meet master storyteller and mythologist Dr Martin Shaw. Mythologist Dr Martin Shaw is a world-renowned storyteller and expert in folklore. He joins us to discuss his latest book (Courting the Wild Twin) and explain the enduring power of the oral tradition.' (March 2020). Listen to the podcast.
Lightning Tree: New interview marks 10 years Cista Mystica is celebrating ten years since the publication of Martin Shaw's first book A Branch From The Lightning Tree, with an in depth interview going right to the heart of how the books have evolved over the last decade. In the 50-minute interview, which can be heard on Soundcloud here, Martin reveals how a conversation with musician Joe Strummer from The Clash sowed the seeds for the book many years before. He explains: "I met him once at a party
'There is always something of a thrill when you discover a secret, and out there in the wider world John is pretty much that. His work rattles around in the deep interior, is not invested in handrails. Moriarty is speaking to a wiser, stranger part of ourselves. A dimension we may barely register. He circumnavigates small talk and escorts us from the shopping mall and out under a hundred thousand stars.' Martin Shaw on John Moriarty, in The Honest Ulsterman
'Working nightly into his Christian visioning excavated something in my own heart. A powerful, almost pagan Jesus announced himself. Not reassuring, troubling not easy, as if I was standing at the doorway of a new life.' - Martin Shaw on editing the new collection of John Moriarty's writings, for writing.ie Martin Shaw: On Editing A Hut at the Edge of the Village
Resurgence & Ecologist magazine review of Letters to the Earth (HarperCollins, 2020). Martin Shaw 'startles us into re-examining the stories we tell ourselves'.
Dougald Hine (The Dark Mountain Project) book review, Riders on the Wolf, of Martin Shaw's Wolferland.