Monday, February 9, 2009

Forbidden Love, Civil War, Horrible Death and Other Things Irish…. Frank Delaney Comes to Albany

Frank Delaney, veteran Irish radio and television broadcaster, is the author of the “New York Times” bestseller, “Ireland: A Novel”(2005), a fictionalized retelling of the myths and historical traditions of his native land. “Publishers Weekly” said, “A sprawling, riveting read, a book of stories melding into a novel wrapped up in an Irish history text…. The stories utterly captivate this rich and satisfying book.” The “Washington Post” reviewer said, “History, legend, memory and myth come seamlessly together in Frank Delaney’s wonderfully engaging new novel….”

Set in the 1920s, Delaney’s newest novel is “Shannon” (February 10, 2009), the story of a troubled American priest who returns to the Ireland of his ancestors to heal his wounded spirit, only to be caught up in a bloody civil war. “Kirkus Reviews” called it, “A rousing tale of forbidden love, civil war, horrible death and other things Irish…. a fine adventure in storytelling. A well-crafted, satisfying work of historical fiction, as are all of Delaney’s novels; respectful of the facts while not cowed by them, and full of life.”

Frank Delaney will speak at the New York State Museum, Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 5:30 p.m. in the Carole Huxley Auditorium. Cosponsored by the Friends of the New York State Library.