Ireland Literature Guide

The Ireland Literature Guide is an Irish online resource for Literature from Ireland

Monday, October 30, 2006

Darren Shan in Hollywood - Limerick's Edgar Allen Poe to appear on silver screen

The vampire trilogy of Darren O’Shaughnessy is to be made into a hollywood blockbuster. Using the pen-name Darren Shan the Limerick man has produced an impressive list of children's horror novels and has now sold film rights to his first three books to Universal Studios, The Saga of Darren Shan, which will be produced as a single film in a screenplay written by Brian Helgeland, who did LA Confidential.

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Irish Poet Seamus Heaney has suffered a stroke

" The body gaped at the stroke dealt to it after death:" Beowulf
The well loved Irish poet, and Nobel prize winner, Seamus Heaney has suffered a stroke, but fortunately is in recovery. This was recently confirmed by his inability to travel to South Africa for a ceremony to confer Amnesty International's highest award on Nobel peace prize winner Nelson Mandela. We do of course wish him a speedy recovery.