St Patrick’s Day Gift: interviews with three great Irish writers

    Happy St. Patrick's Day, y'all! I do have a bit of genuine Irish in me, but the bulk of my heritage is English, Scottish and Dutch. What Irish I do have I magnify on March 17th, as one does. My daughter and I toured Ireland together back in 2014. She was finishing up a …

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Colm Toibin but Were Afraid to Ask

I'm perilously close to having my Irish genes revoked. Not only did I have the wrong pronunciation of the man's name streaming in my head, I've also been accenting the wrong vowels in his name in writing: COLM TóiBíN 'Atsa way you spell it! Accents are on the "o" and second "i," not both "i"s. …

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IMPAC Dublin AWARD FINALISTS

IMPAC Dublin Award Finalists Posted: April 12, 2011 by thebooksthething in IMPAC Dublin Award, Library, General, Literary Events, Professional News, Public Libraries 0 3 Irish Authors short listed for the 2011 International IMPAC DUBLIN Literary Award. The short list will be confirmed by the Lord Mayor of Dublin, Gerry Breen at 11.00am on 12th April 2011 …

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