Fiction He may not have been nominated for this year's Booker Prize, much to the surprise of many observers, but with A Star Called Henry, Roddy Doyle has written a book that, for my money, far surpasses Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha, the work that won him the prestigious literary award in 1993. Henry Smart is the larger-than-life hero of Doyle's latest work, but it's his infamous … [Read more...] about The Book SHELF: A sampling of the latest Irish books on offer
Irish authors have also been having a couple of good months in Hollywood.
Oscar-winning producer Scott Rudin recently snatched up the movie rights for The Ninth Hour, Alice McDermott’s excellent recent novel. The Ninth Hour depicts the moments of grace and labor that fill up the lives of various mid-century Brooklyn nuns. The book’s action is set in motion by a tragedy … [Read more...] about Irish Eye in Hollywood:
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