Monday, September 22, 2014
The Last September, Elizabeth Bowen (1929)
Set against the backdrop of the Irish War of Independence, Elizabeth Bowen’(...)
An Irish writer has held off a strong challenge from four Americans and a Scot to win the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. By w(...)
What was the first book to make an impression on you? Sons and Lovers by D H Lawrence.
What was your favourite book as a child? Treasure Island(...)
There is no prerequisite for becoming a writer, but in many ways Yiyun Li had the odds stacked against her.
Born in Beijing in 1972, Li (...)
“Call me Ishmael.”
Herman Melville, Moby Dick (1851), Posted by Austin Duffy
“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was t(...)
journalist Mary Maher spoke tonight of being left a collection of the
Cork Airport, early 1970s, waiting to board a plane. Also waiting is a handsome, rather stern-looking woman, who stammers slightly (like myself(...)
There has been much recent comment in relation to Ireland’s controversial neutrality during the second World War that suggests a diminishing ra(...)
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