About The Author:
|The handsome Irishman himself - Photo by Jerry Bauer|
In the current phase of his own work, Frank Delaney is writing a series of novels exploring his native Ireland's history in the twentieth century, one decade at a time. Like all his books, they are multi-layered and aim to be read (say those who teach them) on a number of levels.
Frank Delaney was born in Tipperary, Ireland, and after a fledgling career in banking became a broadcaster with RTE radio and television, the Irish state network, working on documentaries, music programmes and finally as a newsreader. In the mid 1970's he joined the Northern Ireland region of the BBC in Belfast as their current affairs man in Dublin and covered an intense period of the virtual war known as the Irish 'Troubles.' Later, after half a decade of reporting bombings, shootings kidnappings, sieges, he moved to London where, perhaps as an antidote, he began to work in arts broadcasting. Bookshelf, which he inaugurated for BBC Radio Four, became an award winner; on television he wrote films for Omnibus and other arts programmes and in the early 1980's hosted his own talk show, Frank Delaney, featuring an array of cultural and literary personalities.
In 1979, his first book, James Joyce's Odyssey was published to critical acclaim and best-seller status. Since then, Delaney has written six books of non-fiction, twelve novels, one novella, two anthologies, and a smattering of short stories published in both magazines and collections. He has edited compilations of essays and poetry, written theatrical plays for the stage, radio plays for broadcast screenplays for films, a number of which have been produced.
Frank Delaney has three sons, Francis, Bryan, and Owen and a granddaughter, Poppy Beatrice. He lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with his wife, Diane Meier.
Check out his website at www.frankdelaney.com for more information on this charming author!
Check out this delightful trailer for the book!