Dermot BolgerIrelandWriting2018
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Born in Dublin in 1959, Dermot Bolger’s fourteen novels include The Journey Home, Tanglewood, The Lonely Sea and Sky and An Ark of Light (2018).  His first play, “The Lament for Arthur Cleary”, received the Samuel Beckett Award. Numerous other plays include an adaptation of Joyce’s Ulysses, staged in 2018 by Ireland’s Abbey Theatre. His Selected Poems, That Which is Suddenly Precious, appeared in 2015. He devised the collaborative novels, Finbar’s Hotel and Ladies Night at Finbar’s Hotel, and edited many anthologies. In 2012, he was named Commentator of the Year at the Irish Newspaper awards.