Books

I wrote this review for Baristanet.com, and you can read the rest of it there.  Meanwhile, as it’s  playing in New York through June 5, wanted to point it...

How it’s New York:  Well, his last novel was called Brooklyn…and recently was a lecturer at Princeton. How it’s Irish:  The author is, of course.  He’s...

Podcast: Play in new window | Download Louise Ryan from the Irish Film Board talks about Irish films in the Tribeca Film Festival; Larry Kirwan of Black 47...

We spoke to Mike about the book (read Michelle Woods’ review) and you can hear him on this week’s podcast too– which will be up sometime this weekend (sue me,...

New York Irish American Books:  New Jersey meets the Old Country in Mike Farragher’s funny collection of essays This Is Your Brain On Shamrocks New York: ...

Want to know more about being from a New York Irish family?  This year, Glucksman Ireland House’s theme for University day is “Who Do We Think We Are?  The...

Podcast: Play in new window | Download You’ve still got this weekend to get into some tartan for tartan day– so say Frank McGreal, who’s supervising the Tartan...

A teenage suicide leads to sudden fame and a world of possibilities in an Ireland trapped between history, myth and a fast-arriving future. At Seabrook...

Book Reviewer Michelle Woods brushes with history, thanks to being Irish, at the ACLA conference in Vancouver I’ve been away the last few days at the American...

Can literature convey passion? Michelle Woods wonders.  Joseph O’Connor’s book takes a famous love affair– Playwright John Millington Synge and young actress...

We have a spanking brand new twitter feed, with a lime green logo I designed last night (on microsoft word!  with snapz, and preview).  I am feeling so smart...

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is one of the city’s great treasures:  the Billy Rose Theatre Collection is full of original show...

“Banville is out to play in this novel, and if you’re willing to hide in the bushes alongside Hermes and enjoy the whimsicality, it’s a delightful...