Listowel’s vast literary tradition is simply too much for most people to take in. A new ‘bluffer’s guide’ to North Kerry literature is going to be in shops in the coming weeks and must be considered a must buy for those with a genuine interest in the literary heritage of North Kerry. For anyone who wants to learn about the creative literary tradition of North Kerry this is the ideal volume.
– The Kerryman
The Listowel Literary Phenomenon examines the work of seven prominent Listowel writers – playwright George Fitzmaurice, novelist Maurice Walsh, poet Thomas MacGreevy, playwrights, novelists and short story writers Byran MacMahon and John B. Keane, and poets Brendan Kennelly and Gabriel Fitzmaurice. Essays by critics Fintan OÕ Toole, Steve Matheson, John Coolahan, Augustine Martin, Richard Pine, Mark Patrick Hederman and Gerard Quinn are based on lectures originally comissioned for Writers’ Week, Listowel.