Dublin launch: Wednesday 6th June 2019, Rathmines Library.
Hugh McFadden is a poet and literary critic who worked for many years as a news copy editor with a national newspaper group. He has lived in Dublin for most of his life, but was born in Derry and spent part of his early childhood in Donegal. He was educated at Synge Street CBS and at University College, Dublin, where he took an M.A. in Modern History and tutored in the U.C.D HistoryDepartment and in the U.C.D. Politics Department. He worked as a researcher and editorial assistant on The Correspondence of Daniel O’Connell (8vols, IUP/Blackwater Press). He has taught journalism at the Dublin Institute of Technology. He is the author of four volumes of poetry, the most recent being Empire of Shadows (Salmon Poetry, 2012). He is the editor & executor of the literaryestate of the late writer John Jordan.
The essays, articles and reviews collected here represent a generous selection of his work as a writer and book reviewer for literary magazines, journals and newspapers spanning more than 50 years, including Books Ireland, The Dictionary of Irish Biography, Hibernia, Irish Book Review, Irish University Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Studies, The Irish Press Group, The Irish Independent,The Irish Times, and The Sunday Tribune.