Ciaran O'Driscoll

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Gender Male
Industry Arts
Occupation Author
Location Limerick, Munster, Ireland
Introduction See Poet and memoirist, with a first novel no longer skulking somewhere in publishers' piles, but actually now available in print and on Kindle, published April 2012 and called A Year's Midnight, after the first line of a poem by John Donne: ''Tis the year's midnight and it is the day's'. Lines from poems come into my head with a sense of enchantment. I also like skulking. As Carrie said in Four Weddings and a Funeral, If it comes to skulking, I can skulk with the best of them. I am getting to like gardening (aaargh!) Other likes are traditional Irish music, opera, and watching rugby, especially the Munster team. I also like getting away. A lot of my likes are retrospective, i.e. I was uncomfortable doing something or being somewhere, but recollecting in tranquillity, it was great and I even wrote a poem about it.
Interests Poetry, Art History, watching rugby.
Favorite Movies Il Postino, La Vita é Bella
Favorite Music Opera, classical, traditional Irish, folk songs, songs I liked as a teenager.
Favorite Books The Master and Margarita by Bulgakov, The Hours by Michael Cunningham, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo Trilogy, Dead Souls by Gogol, A Christmas Carol by Dickens