Friday, June 11, 2010

Peter Cunningham on the Radio

So, this weekend we have the great Peter Cunningham on the show that is known as the Sunday Scrapbook - his chosen theme is "The Collapse of the Celtic Tiger"

Peter is a member of Aosdána and lives mostly in County Kildare, Ireland, although he can also often be found on the sea cliffs of his home county.

Peter was born in Waterford, Ireland, and has at various points in his life worked as a journalist, a kitchen porter, a clerk on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, an accountant, a commodities trader, a barge painter, a newspaper columnist and a sheep farmer. He went to school in Waterpark College, Waterford and in Glenstal Abbey School, County Limerick. He studied English and economics in University College Dublin and began writing short stories in his teens.

He is best known as the author of the Monument novels. Set in the fictional landscape of Peter’s native city and surrounding countryside, these stories are about Irish people and their lives and loves from the late 19th century to the present day. The novels have been widely acclaimed, in Ireland, the UK and US, and in translation.

His new novel, Capital Sins, a darkly satirical novel set during the collapse of the Celtic Tiger, is launching next Tuesday. SCOOP! and even better - dedicated readers of this blog are ALL invited to the launch... details below

"New Island and Dubray Books cordially invite you

to celebrate the publication of


A Novel

by Peter Cunningham

launched by John Murray, RTÉ

6.30pm, Tuesday, June 15th, 2010

Dubray Books, 36 Grafton Street, Dublin 2 "

Make sure you're tuned to Liffey Sound, 4pm (that's 5am in Alaska) on Sunday to hear us or catch up on the show archives ( soon after.

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