Fun Facts: Oscar Wilde
Latest Posts / October 16, 2020

car Wilde ((16, October 1854 – 30, November 1900) was an Irish poet, social activist, and playwright, famous for his writings as he was lifestyle.

Fun Facts Friday: Ciarán Carson
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / October 9, 2020

Ciarán Gerard Carson (9 October 1948 – 6 October 2019) was an award winning writer and poet from Northern Ireland. Books by Ciarán Carson* Mr. Carson was born in Belfast to a middle class family. His father was a postman and his mother worked in linen mills. After high-school, the author attended Queen’s University, Belfast and got a degree in English. At the university one of his tutors was Seamus Heaney, and two other poets, Medbh McGuckian and Paul Muldoon, were fellow students. After graduating, Mr. Carson worked as the Traditional Arts Officer of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. Part of his responsibility for traditional music. He traveled all over Ireland, playing the flute and the tin whistle in pubs and back rooms. During his performances, Mr. Carson was accompanied many times by a gifted fiddle player named Deirdre Shannon. They married in 1982. In his writing, Mr. Carson was able to combine mock-pedantic scholarship with the traditional storytelling Irish dialect, infused with postmodernist devices. The poet’s work took a look at recent history, including the violence in the region. His work was both personal and political. He wrote several books, both prose and history, involving music and the…

Fun Facts Friday: William Trevor
Fun Facts Friday , Latest Posts / May 24, 2019

William Trevor (24 May, 1928 – 20 November, 2016) was a playwright and novelist from Ireland. Books by William Trevor* Born in Mitchelstown, County Cork, as William Trevor Cox to a middle class family, Mr. Trevor graduated from Trinity College, Dublin with a history degree. He worked as a sculptor under the name Trevor Cox and to make extra money he worked as a teacher. In 1954 Mr. Trevor and his wife of two years, Jane Ryan, immigrated to England. In England Mr. Trevor worked as a copywriter and art teacher. Mr. Trevor won the Whitbread Prize three times, the Hawthornden Prize for Literature, and is a five time nominee for the Booker Prize. He won the prestigious Hawthornden Prize for his second novel, The Old Boys, published in 1964 During the 1970s, Mr. Trevor had great success in television and the theater. During 1973 alone he saw three of his plays performed in London theaters and three of his dramas were produced for television. Mr. Trevor was awarded an honorary Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in 1977 for “services to literature”, became a Knight Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (KBE) in 2002. In…

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