Sunday, 10 May 2009

Death of David Marcus - RIP

Cork-born David Marcus, the literary editor who is credited with discovering some of the Ireland's best known writers, died in Dublin yesterday at the age of age 85.

He was one of the people in this country who gave the short story its high profile so we have a lot to thank him for. He championed the likes of Claire Keegan and Anne Enright, early in their writing lives.

More on this sad news here.

2 comments:

BarbaraS said...

Oh that is sad news, N.

There's a wee award over at mine, when you get a chance.

Eimear said...

That is sad. He gave Kevin Barry his first break as well.