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Medbh McGuckian

Medbh McGuckianpoetBorn: 8/12/1950Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland Noted for what one critic has called the “hypnotic oddness” of her verse, Medbh (pronounced Maeve) McGuckian…

In Joyce's Wake

Contemporary Irish writers live up to legend by Ricco Villanueva Siasoco Ulysses: Joyce's masterpiece. Related Links Notable Irish WritersThe Booker PrizeBest Novels of the Ce…

Michael Longley

Michael LongleypoetBorn: 1939Birthplace: Belfast, Northern Ireland One of many Northern Irish poets, Seamus Heaney being the most famous, whose emergence in the 1970s coincided with the region…

Paul Muldoon

Paul MuldoonpoetBorn: 1951Birthplace: Portadown, County Armagh, Northern Ireland Designated “one of the two or three most accomplished rhymers now writing in the English language” …

Notable Irish Writers

To be an artist is to fail, as no other dare fail, that failure is his world and the shrink from desertion, art and craft, good housekeeping, living. —Samuel Beckettfrom "T…

Top 100 Works in World Literature

Source: Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, 2002. The editors of the Norwegian Book Clubs, with the Norwegian Nobel Institute, polled a panel of 100 authors from 54 co…

1990 – 1999 World History

Lech Walesa (1943– ) Archive Photos Hubble Space Telescope NASA Boris Yeltsin (1931–2007) Imapress/Archive Photos …

Nobel Prize for Literature

The Nobel Prize for Literature, one of the six international awards administered by the Nobel Foundation, honors outstanding achievement in letters. The estate of Alfred Bernhard Nobel (1833…

Poetry Month | Notable Poets

var addthis_config = { data_track_linkback: true } Cite Auden, Byron, Chaucer, and more A-B | C-D | E-H | J-M | N-…