Friday, November 17, 2017

Brian Ó Broin Wins Major Oireachtas Literary Prize - Again! (2017)

Galwayman Wins Major Oireachtas Literary Prize Again

Galwayman Brian Ó Broin has been awarded first prize in the national literary competition An t-Oireachtas for his novel An Eachtra sa Chaisleán agus an Triuf ("The Incident in the Castle and the Trump Card").

Dr. Ó Broin, who lives in New Jersey with his wife Jo Schuster and daughters Ána and Fiona, is Professor of Linguistics and Medieval Literature at William Paterson University, Wayne, NJ. The prize was awarded in Killarney on the 1st of November, the first day of the Oireachtas's performance festival.

Dr. Ó Broin's novel is directed at teenage readers, and is set in the historic and picturesque "Tír idir Dhá Loch" between An Spidéal and Loch Corrib, where the obnoxious American Developer Dónall Triuf is trying to illegally buy up land for his luxury resort and golf course. The protagonists are New York-based teenagers on holiday in Ireland who uncover the plot.

An t-Oireachtas has been held annually since 1897. Dr. Ó Broin previously won Oireachtas prizes in 2001 for his full-length play Na hEorpaigh ("The Europeans") and in 2015 for his novel An Eachtra ar Oilean na Rún ("The Island of Secrets").

Dr. Ó Broin was educated in Galway (Scoil Fhursa, Coláiste Iognáid, and NUIG) and Dublin (Blackrock College) before going on to graduate studies in Cork, Germany, and the United States.

More about the Oireachtas here: www.antoireachtas.ie



Duais Litríochta Gnóthaithe ag an Dr. Brian Ó Broin in Oireachtas 2017

Duais Litríochta Gnóthaithe ag an Dr. Brian Ó Broin in Oireachtas 2017

Bronnadh an chéad duais ar an Dr. Brian Ó Broin dá úrsceal An Eachtra sa Chaisleán agus an Triuf i gcomórtas litríochta An Oireachtais 2017.

Is Gaillimheach é an Dr. Brian Ó Broin a bhfuil cónaí air i Nua Gheirsí lena bhean chéile Jo Schuster agus a iníonacha Ána agus Fiona. Is Lán-Ollamh é le Teangeolaíocht agus Litríocht na Meánaoise in Ollscoil William Paterson, Wayne, NJ.

Bronnadh an duais ar an 1ú lá Samhain, lá oscailte féile ealaíona an Oireachtais, i gCill Airne.

Tá an t-úrscéal suite sa lá atá inniu ann sa "Tír Idir Dhá Loch" - an ceantar idir an Spidéal agus Cladaigh Loch Coirib, áit a bhfuil an forbróir Meiriceánach Dónall Triuf ag iarraidh seilbh a ghlacadh ar thailte agus maoin an cheantair dá ghalfchúrsa agus ionad saoire galánta.

Déagóirí as Nua Eabhrac iad príomhcharachtair an leabhair a nochtann mistéirí agus comhcheilg agus iad ag taisteal in Éirinn. Thosaigh comórtas an Oireachtais sa bhliain 1897.

Ghnóthaigh an Dr. Ó Broin duais Oireachtais cheana sa bhliain 2001, dá dhráma Na hEorpaigh agus i 2015 dá úrscéal An Eachtra ar Oileán na Rún.

Fuair an Dr. Ó Broin a bhunoideachas i nGaillimh (Scoil Fhursa, Coláiste Iognáid, agus OÉG) agus Baile Átha Cliath (Coláiste na Carraige Duibhe) sula ndearna sé staidéar iarchéime i gCorcaigh, sa Ghearmáin, agus sna Stáit Aontaithe.

Níos mó faoin leabhar anseo: https://sites.google.com/view/caisleantriuf/home

Níos mó eolais faoin Oireachtas anseo: www.antoireachtas.ie

Níos mó faoin Dr. Ó Broin anseo: https://sites.google.com/site/professorbrianobroin/


Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cambridge University Press a Mess


This article was PUBLISHED by Cambridge University Press in 2015. Do you see where I stopped reading it?