Though Ireland is his first novel published in the United States, Frank Delaney's brilliant career in broadcasting has earned him fame across the United Kingdom, and several of his nonfiction books have been U.K. bestsellers.
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Also Known As:
New York, New York, and Kent, Connecticut
Date of Birth:
October 24, 1941
Place of Birth:
Tipperary, Republic of Ireland
Thomastown National School 1947-54; The Abbey School, Tipperary, 1954-60; Rosse College, Dublin, 1960
Frank Delaney's official web site
“My wooing began in passion, was defined by violence and circumscribed by land; all these elements molded my soul.” So writes Charles O’Brien, the unforgettable hero of bestselling author Frank Delaney’s extraordinary new novel - a sweeping epic of obsession, profound devotion, and compelling history involving a turbulent era that would shape modern Ireland. In this gloriously absorbing and utterly satisfying novel, a man’s passion for the woman he loves is twinned with his country’s emergence as a nation. With storytelling as sweeping and dramatic as the land itself, myth, fact, and fiction are all woven together with the power of the great nineteenth-century novelists. Tipperary once again proves Frank Delaney’s unrivaled mastery at bringing Irish history to life.
|Good to Know|
|In our exclusive interview with Delaney, we asked him to tell us about some of his favorite -- and not-so-favorite -- things. "Writers have opinions -- that, in part, is why they write," he explains. "Therefore they have strong likes and dislikes. I love hamburgers but hate beets. (Note: I'm using the word 'love,' not 'like') I love baseball, hate reality shows (all that licensing of people to behave badly). I love libraries, hate noise in public spaces. I'll stop there -- this could become an endless list!”|
|An Author's Inspiration||Favorite Writers and Reads |
Delaney told us that James Joyce's Ulysses was a major inspiration: "Joyce showed that, to a writer, anything is possible -- but also that the best books have wonderful secrets hidden in the material, i.e., in the author's heart, and that such secrets bring great rewards when you go looking for them."
"This has to be the textbook on how historical biography is written -- humorous, understanding, wise and generously accessible to the reader," Delaney raves about John Adams, a recent favorite. Read our interview with Delaney to learn more about some of his favorite books, including: