This week's guide on the Sunday Scrapbook weekly trip into terrific-ness is Brian Lynch, a dubliner, living in dublin - his first book of poems 'Endsville' (with Paul Durcan) was published in 1967 - and he has published more than 10 books of verse since - including one translation, ‘Paul Celan: 65 Poems’ (Raven Arts Press 1986). Samuel Beckett nominated him for election to Aosdána in 1985, praising his 'exceptional talent'. He is also a dramatist for stage, screen and television. His book on the artist Tony O'Malley (New Island) is now in its third edition. His first novel, ‘The Winner of Sorrow’ , based on the life of the poet William Cowper was published in 2005, and his latest novel is called "The Woman not the name." He is this years judge for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award for first unpublished collections of poetry.
His chosen theme is "Magic in Literature" and you'll hear us as usual on Sunday over on Liffey Sound - link on the right there to listen live at 4pm (8pm in Tashkent), or catch up on the archive later, if that's the type of person you are. :-)