Recently published books of Irish and Irish American interest. ℘℘℘ NONFICTION Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics By Lawrence O’Donnell MSNBC pundit Lawrence O’Donnell found himself in an Irish feud a few months back with Donald Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly. O’Donnell, himself a Boston-born Irish American, blasted Kelly’s … [Read more...] about Review of Books
Arts & Literature
Novelist Sebastian Barry takes our questionnaire.
Sebastian Barry was born in Dublin in 1955 and has become one of Ireland’s most celebrated authors, writing plays as well as novels that chart the course of Irish and Irish American history through a single, extended family.
Barry’s latest novel, Days Without End, has already earned worldwide praise and in January won the … [Read more...] about What Are You Like?
Irish American Writers and Artists Inc. (IAW&A) presented Malachy McCourt, the legendary actor, author, and radio host with the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award on October 17, 2016 at the Manhattan Club in New York. Celebrities from the worlds of film and theatre as well as previous O’Neill Award recipients, including writers William Kennedy, Pete Hamill, and John … [Read more...] about Out & About: Malachy McCourt Honored
The Irish Repertory Theatre mounts an immersive production of James Joyce’s famous short story “The Dead.” ℘℘℘ Dublin, January 6, 1904. The Feast of the Epiphany. At the townhouse of the elderly Morkan sisters, Kate and Julia, their annual dinner and musicale is in full swing and a dozen guests are in spirited holiday mode, dancing, laughing, singing, reminiscing, and … [Read more...] about Dinner and “The Dead”
Morag Prunty, who writes as Kate Kerrigan, talks about growing up in London with Irish parents. ℘℘℘ There are two ways it can go when you interview a former journalist. Either they are notoriously tight-lipped, all too aware of what their words will look like in print, or they are generously loquacious, probably having been on the business end of an awkward interview often … [Read more...] about There’s Something About Morag