West Cork Literary Festival readings to be dedicated to Denise Hall
“They brought people like Seamus Heaney and Pat McCabe to Bantry to give readings in Bantry Library,” he recalls. At the same time, the pair also strongly encouraged the expansion of what was still a literary “adjunct” to the Chamber Music Festival.
Magificent people like Matthew Evans are few and far between
By 2004, during celebrations for the 75th anniversary of Faber, Seamus Heaney told Andrew O'Hagan that being published by Faber was like “getting a call from God”. Faber & Faber, which Matthew joined in 1964, was always the jewel in the crown of ...
Lady Chatterley's Nenagh lovers
He specialised in collecting novels and poetry collections by 20th-century writers, including three of his favourites: the Nobel for Literature prize winners Seamus Heaney, Gabriel García Márquez and Patrick White. The auction, which features more than ...
Excitement building as work on Seamus Heaney HomePlace enters final stages
The new Seamus Heaney HomePlace being built in the late poet's home village of Bellaghy in Co Derry has entered its final stage. The fit-out of this impressive building has commenced with Marcon tasked with putting the finishing touches to the new ...