Banshee – /ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee, Modern Irish bean sí, from Old Irish: ban síde: Female spirit who heralds the death of a family member by shrieking or keening. Banshee – /ˈbænʃiː/ BAN-shee: Irish literary journal, softcover, 113 pages, containing poetry, fiction and non-fiction by a wide range of writers … including me. For sale in all good bookshops and […]
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The shortlist was chosen by author David Park and Irish Times literary critic Eileen Battersby (who for my money is one of the best critics in the world).
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By Niall McArdle WWW Wednesdays is a meme hosted by Should be Reading It’s easy to play along. Just answer three questions: • What are you currently reading? • What did you recently finish reading? • What do you think you’ll read next? • What are you currently reading? Winter’s Bone by Daniel Woodrell • […]
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By Niall McArdle To celebrate St. Patrick’s Week, I offer here a selection of contemporary Irish writers worth checking out. Click on the photos to see their works. William Trevor. Not for nothing is Trevor hailed as perhaps the finest living writer in English. John Banville. When not writing dense, abstruse, philosophical prose, his alter-ego […]
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Impress your friends with your impressive knowledge of all those Booker-winning novels you’ve never read.
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