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Frank Delaney

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'The Most Eloquent Man in the World', says NPR, about the writer, broadcaster, BBC host and Booker Prize Judge, Frank Delaney. Over a career that has lasted more than three decades, Delaney, an international-best-selling author himself, has interviewed more than 3,500 of the world's most important writers.

Frank Delaney has earned top prizes and best-seller status in a wide variety of formats, from prolific author, a polished broadcaster on both television and radio, to journalist, correspondent, screenwriter, lecturer, playwright and scholar. He has been the president of the Samuel Johnson Society, president of the UK Book Trust, and the Literary Director of the famed Edinburgh Festival.

A judge of many literary prizes (including the famous

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Frank Delaney is now friends with Lisa Guidarini
Frank Delaney said "yes" to attending Occupy Ulysses!
date: January 25, 2012 11:00AM
location: Madison Square Park, New York City , The United States
description: "Ulysses" is now in the public domain and in celebration of this, and James Joyce's birthday, Frank Delaney is taking "Ulysses" to the people and the park! At 11am this Wednesday January 25th, Frank Delaney will read aloud from "Ulysses" to the public in Madison Square Park.

Each year he'll read the amount of text his Re:Joyce podcast has covered - (in this case, thirty-five pages). And he'll be back next year and the year after that - for the next twenty-five, or so, years.

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“Do you know what the difference is between Friendship and Love? Friendship is the photograph, Love is the oil painting.”
Frank Delaney, The Matchmaker of Kenmare: A Novel of Ireland

“We Irish prefer embroideries to plain cloth. To us Irish, memory is a canvas--stretched, primed, and ready for painting on. We love the "story" part of the word "history," and we love it trimmed out with color and drama, ribbons and bows. Listen to our tunes, observe a Celtic scroll: we always decorate our essence.”
Frank Delaney, Tipperary
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message 3: by V.r.

V.r. Christensen Thanks for the friend request, kind sir. Such an honour. Best! VR

Charlotte Liebel Thank you for your friendship, Frank Delaney. Look forward to reading you and have chosen one of your books for future reading ~ 'Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea.'


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S.A. Thanks for the add, sir. It's an honour.

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