Colm Herron, a Facts & Arts columnist, has just published a new book: The Wake (and what Jeremiah Did Next)
This is the introduction to the book on Amazon:
Colm Herron, one of Ireland’s most gifted storytellers, brings wry humour and acute insight to bear on his portrayal of Derry folk in The Wake (And What Jeremiah Did Next). The raucous human panorama unfolds through the eyes of Jeremiah. Earthy wake banter, competition for the love of a bisexual activist, and the civil rights march through Burntollet in early 1969, when violence shattered Northern Ireland’s fragile peace, are vehicles for this shrewd, sympathetic and unique commentary on the human condition.
For the link to Amazon see below.
In the picture Colm Herron as portrayed by his daughter Nuala Herron. For her web site please click here.
Below a list of Colm Herron's articles on Facts & Arts:
The first time I fell in love was in the children’s section of Brooke Park library. I was eleven and she was ten and her name was Josephine and she had so many freckles on her face that she was a haze of delight. It didn’t take long for me to...
I make it a year and four months since Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio was elected pope. In the light of this I was interested to read that he (Pope Francis as he became) had his first interview with a female journalist just three weeks ago. Her...
Very recently I heard a young Israeli called Yehuda Shaul being interviewed on Radio Ulster. Yehuda is the co-founder of Breaking the Silence, an organization that aims to expose the harsh realities of the Occupation to fellow Israelis. His...
In 1961 a great Irish writer called Francis Stuart wrote a novel the like of which had not been seen before. It was entitled Black List Section H and it didn’t find a publisher for eight years because Stuart had been banished from the literary...
Who said these words? “You just don’t invade another country on a phony pretext in order to assert your interests.” Was it Ambassador Joseph Wilson, former U.S. chargé d'affaires in Baghdad, who resigned from the Foreign Service in 2003...
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