Today in some countries national author’s are celebrated. Who would be the national author I would like to be celebrated?
The first name which immediately comes to mind is Ruth Dudley Edwards as she is a crime fiction writer but she is also a historian and biographer, Then there is Maeve Binchy, who was a fiction writer but it was her column with the Irish Times on a Saturday which had me hooked.
What about Sara Breen and Emer McLysaght? Or perhaps A. O’Connor, the author of “The House” (please see blog post “The Start of a Book Series” for a review)?
Eilís Dillon, John B. Keane, Brendan Behan or Frank O’Connor? these authors bring me right back to my childhood together with Patricia Lynch.
I would find it so difficult to choose just one author to celebrate National Author’s Day if we indeed we did celebrate it in Ireland. However, I know I will not be able to sleep until I have found some books written by these authors and reread them. The difficulty is which one?
So who would you recommend if you were celebrating National Author’s Day?