Lyric FM's Quiet Quarter has provided new Irish writers with a voice and a platform for their writing for the last ten years. Unfortunately this daily slot has now finished. But in order to mark the series, Lyric have produced an anthology of selected pieces from the last ten years. The book, which is published by New Island, is called 'The Quiet Quarter - Ten Years of Great Irish Writing' and was launched today at the National Concert Hall.
And I have an essay entitled 'The Ultimate Compliment' featured in the publication. It is a sublime joy to see one's words in print and something I will remember fora long time. And it is a great encouragement to keep writing - even if one of the avenues open to new writers is now closed. But hopefully RTE will come up with another slot for personal essays.
Anyway the book is now available from all good bookshops and would make a great Christmas present!