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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Shamrock Reading

As St. Patrick’s Day approaches, you may want to sample some good Irish writing. Kim Forrester, an ex-pat Australian living in London, offered some suggestions in her “About Reading Matters” blog way back in January 2011. She was anticipating some soon-to-be published literary and crime fiction that feature the Emerald Isle ("Top Tens: Irish Reading to Look Forward to in 2011," Jan. 31, 2011). Here are some of her picks now available at FCPL:

A Death in Summer by Benjamin Black

The Forgotten Waltz by Anne Enright

The Matchmaker of Kenmare by Frank Delaney

Limitless by Alan Glynn

On Canaan’s Side by Sebastian Barry

Saints and Sinners: Stories by Edna O’Brien

2 comments:

kimbofo said...

I think you'll find Kevin is actually Kim — and she's a woman! :-)

She's also compiled a list of 75 Irish books here http://kimbofo.typepad.com/readingmatters/2011/03/75-irish-book-reviews.html

kimbofo said...

Thanks for flagging up my post. However, my name is actually Kim (not Kevin) and I am a woman (not a man) :-)

You might also be interested in my list of 75 Irish novels, which I posted about last year http://kimbofo.typepad.com/readingmatters/2011/03/75-irish-book-reviews.html