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August 2021 Book Reviews

By Tom Deignan Beautiful World, Where Are You By Sally Rooney Get ready for a new crop of Dublin 20- and 30-somethings, rambling about and chatting, trying to look like they don’t care about life and love. Which means they care very much about life and love. In her first two novels – Conversations withRead more..

Irish Eye on Hollywood: Dublin Murders & What
the Future Holds

The Starz network is in the same wait-and-see boat when it comes to its recent series Dublin Murders, which featured a fine bunch of Irish talent – including best-selling Irish-American writer Tana French, on whose books the series was based. Jeffrey Hirsch, president and CEO of Starz, told Deadline.com that the show’s ratings were impressive.Read more..

From The Paper Press to the Small Screen

℘℘℘ The ascension of Sally Rooney from promising young Irish writer to A-list entertainment mogul continues at a breathtaking pace.  The latest proof? A fawning report in Vanity Fair, from the set of the much-buzzed-about TV series based on her book Normal People. The swanky magazine describes Rooney’s novel as a “complex portrait of modern love,Read more..

Irish Eye On Hollywood: August / September 2019

KEEPING UP WITH THE GLEESONS It’s the Gleeson family’s world. The rest of us just live in it. This autumn will be a special time for the Irish acting clan, made up of patriarch Brendan Gleeson and sons Brian and Domhnall. Domhnall was featured in the summer Irish-American gangster flick The Kitchen, about the wivesRead more..

Review of Books

Recently published books of Irish and Irish American interest. ℘℘℘ NONFICTION Playing with Fire: The 1968 Election and the Transformation of American Politics By Lawrence O’Donnell MSNBC pundit Lawrence O’Donnell found himself in an Irish feud a few months back with Donald Trump’s chief of staff John Kelly. O’Donnell, himself a Boston-born Irish American, blasted Kelly’s comments aboutRead more..