Irish poet, author, and professor Eavan Frances Boland passed away at her home in Dublin on Monday April 27th at the age of 75. Stanford University, where Boland taught since 1995, said in a statement that the cause was a stroke. Born September 24, 1944 in Dublin, Boland was the director of creative writing at Stanford for 21 years and a recipient of the Lannan Literary Award … [Read more...] about Eavan Boland
On the best advice he ever received, talking on plane rides, and being 20 years late on his book deadline! It took 20 years of intensive research, hundreds of interviews, missed deadlines, and publishers demanding their money back, but Tom O’Neill’s CHAOS: Charles Manson, the CIA and the Secret History of the Sixties is worth the wait. It’s a chilling page-turner … [Read more...] about What Are You Like? Tom O’Neill
Irish author Flann O'Brien (illustrated above) is enjoying, posthumously, a renewed and feverish interest in his work thanks to the hit ABC television show, Lost. O'Brien. whose real name was Brian O'Nolan. and who wrote under a variety of pseudonyms, produced wildly inventive humorous essays and novels. O'Brien's The Third Policeman sold 10,000 copies in two days after being … [Read more...] about ‘Lost’ and Found
Schopenhauer’s Telescope, the first novel by Irish Poet Gerard Donovan, has been announced as a selection for the prestigious Booker Prize. Donovan lives in Long Island, New York. His collection of poems, The LightHouse, was a nominee for the Irish Times Literature Prize. His short stories “Glass” and “A Crime About Martha” were finalists in the Chicago tribune’s Nelson Algren … [Read more...] about Booker Prize Nominee
June 16, 2004 is the 100th Anniversary of Leopold Bloom's Fateful Walk.
As we go to press and the world is celebrating Bloomsday, plans are already afoot for next year's "Bloomsday Centenary." Ireland's Minister for Arts, Sports and Tourism John O'Donoghue has set up the Bloomsday Centenary Coordinating Committee, to plan the event which will hopefully lure James Joyce fans … [Read more...] about Making Ready for