Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Saturday, December 20, 2008
Conor Cruise O’Brien Is Dead at 91
By WILLIAM GRIMES writing in The New York Times. Published: December 19, 2008
Conor Cruise O’Brien, an Irish diplomat, politician, man of letters and public intellectual who staked out an independent position for Ireland in the United Nations and, despite his Roman-Catholic origins, championed the rights of Protestants in Northern Ireland, has died, the Irish government announced Thursday. He was 91 and lived in Howth, near Dublin.