On swanky hotels, Gráinne O’Malley’s tailor-made pirate outfits, and her own unusual hidden talent. ℘℘℘ Mary Beth Keane’s novel, Ask Again, Yes, is a lyrical, moving tale spanning 40 years about family, love, alcoholism and mental illness. Told with tenderness and empathy for the human condition, it is juxtaposed with just the right amount of humor to carry the story along. … [Read more...] about What Are You Like? Writer Mary Beth Keane
Arts and Literature
Mystery novelist Sheila Connolly takes our questionnaire.
Sheila Connolly has published over 30 mysteries, including several New York Times bestsellers. Her series include the Orchard Mysteries, the County Cork Mysteries, and her newest, the Victorian Village Mysteries. Connolly, who is passionate about history and genealogy, has been an art historian, an investment banker, … [Read more...] about What Are You Like?
William Trevor’s posthumous Last Stories.
How strange to read a published work knowing it to be the author’s last. Such was the feeling on opening Last Stories, a collection of short stories made available two years after William Trevor’s death. The Cork-born author leaves us a treasure of quality work, fronted by an impressive canon of 14 novels – the last, Love and … [Read more...] about Review of Books:
A Parting Gift
Irish playwright Enda Walsh had a bit of a New York moment in January, with the joint stagings of two of his plays.
In Manhattan, his 1996 play Disco Pigs is being revived for its 20th anniversary at the Irish Repertory Theater, starring Harry Potter actress Evanna Lynch and Colin Campbell as the drama’s sole characters, Runt and Pig. The play, which has ben extended through … [Read more...] about Hibernia Arts:
Enda Walsh Gets a Revival and a Premiere
Party Face, a new comedy by Irish writer Isobel Mahon, made its Off-Broadway debut as part of the 10th annual Origin 1st Irish Theatre Festival in New York in January, starring Hayley Mills, of Parent Trap and Pollyanna fame. Directed by Amanda Bearse, the play is staged at the New York City Center and runs through April 8. It originally premiered in Ireland last year and had a … [Read more...] about Hibernia Arts:
Hayley Mills Stars in New Irish Play