Per correr miglior acque alza le vele |
omai la navicella del mio ingegno, |
che lascia dietro a sé mar sì crudele |
Purgatorio i. 1-3
Monday, 29 August 2005
All Will Be Well
John McGahern, Ireland's finest fiction writer, is publishing his memoirs on Thursday, Memoir(Faber, 2005). I am very excited. It is a really important publishing event, and for anyone interested in the best Irish fiction around.
I have also come home for this, to Co Leitrim, where McGahern himself is from. Quiet countryside, watching the sun try to shine all day. It's exactly where I want to be reading it.