A profile of Bridget H. Murray, my mother. By Eileen Murray Bridget Harriet Collier filled the world with many things since she came into it on Tuesday, September 9, 1924: humor,...More
Irish-American artist Ellsworth Kelly and the Ulster Youth Orchestra were among the winners in the 12th Praemium Imperiale, the world’s largest arts awards. The Praemium Imperiale singles out...More
Irish writer Christopher Nolan wins Whitbread Book of the Year. At age 22, Nolan (1965 – 2009), who was unable to speak or move any part of his body except for his head and eyes, won one of the literary world’s most prestigious awards for his book Under the Eye of the Clock. His condition, an after-effect of asphyxiation at birth, left him only able to communicate by moving his head and eyes. A prolific writer in spite of this, Nolan published his first collection of poetry, Dam Bust of Dreams, at age 15. He published a critically acclaimed novel, The Banyan Tree, in 1999.