Monthly Archives: October 2016

Joel D. Hirst – Independent Author Network Interview

I welcome you to read an interview I gave for the Independent Author Network about my most recent novel “Lords of Misrule.” Joel Hirst-The IAN Interview Joel D. Hirst Joel D. Hirst is a writer and novelist. Author of the … Continue reading

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A Nobel in Literature? The Committee Does it Again.

It was more than fifty years ago – in December of 1964 specifically – that Jean Paul Sartre turned down the Nobel Prize for Literature. His contention, in doing so, was that in accepting such a prize he would cease … Continue reading

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Recension des Seigneurs du chaos de Joel Hirst, par Francis Richard

Francis Richard vient de publier une recension du roman de Joel Hirst, Les seigneurs du chaos : l’odyssée du djihad. Nous la republions ici en le remerciant et en invitant nos lecteurs à découvrir ce livre. Les seigneurs du chaos: … Continue reading

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To Whom The World Is Turning

There’s something peculiar going on in the halls of power these days. A few years ago I wrote a post titled “We Revolt Because We Are Leaderless”. I was reflecting upon the strange anonymity that characterized the Arab Spring. Those … Continue reading

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Writing: A Candle that Touches Tinder

I’ve been struggling for a few days with finding something to say. Not exactly writer’s block – maybe – but instead a sort of blankness. Fatigue. I’m using the excuse of a ‘rest’, my 3rd novel just came out; people … Continue reading

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Allende, FARC – And Foolishness

The other day I was having a conversation about Latin America when the topic drifted naturally to their disastrous cyclical experimentation with communism. It was a prescient conversation – even as I write this the Colombian people are going to … Continue reading

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New Novel by Joel D. Hirst “Lords of Misrule”

With this post I am pleased to announce the release of my 3rd novel “Lords of Misrule”. Aliuf Ag Albachar, born into the noble Tuareg ancestry, is just thirteen when he crests a dune with his mother, looks down from … Continue reading

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