Frank Delaney
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Frank Delaney

'The Most Eloquent Man in the World', says NPR, about the writer, broadcaster, BBC host and Booker Prize Judge, Frank Delaney. Over a career of interviews that has lasted more than three decades, Delaney, an international-best-selling author himself, has interviewed more than 3,500 of the world's most important writers.

Frank Delaney has earned top prizes and best-seller status in a wide variety of formats, from prolific author, a polished broadcaster on both television and radio, to journalist, correspondent, screenwriter, lecturer, playwright and scholar. He has been the president of the Samuel Johnson Society, president of the UK Book Trust, and the Literary Director of the famed Edinburgh Festival.

A judge of many literary prizes (including the famous Booker), Delaney also created landmark programs and passionate documentaries on many subjects including Joyce, Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Hemingway, Mailer, Matisse, Van Gogh and the vitality and organic growth of the English language - his famed BBC show on the way we speak, Word of Mouth, is still heard all over the English-speaking world. And his six-part series, The Celts, originally broadcast in forty countries, is still in active DVD distribution, some twenty years after its launch.

Mr. Delaney lectures all over the world, writes every day, and has created a significant podcast series: Re:Joyce, deconstructing, examining and illuminating James Joyce's Ulysses line-by-line, in accessible and entertaining five-minute broadcasts, posted each week on this website. The project is estimated to run a quarter of a century.

Born and raised in County Tipperary, Ireland, Delaney spent more than twenty-five years in England before moving to the United States in 2002. His first 'American' book was the New York Times Bestseller, Ireland. His second, the non-fiction Simple Courage, was chosen as one of the top five books of the year by the American Library Association. Since 2006, he has published five Novels of Ireland, all addressing, decade by decade, the twentieth century history of his homeland. His latest novel, "The Last Storyteller" (Random House, February 7th 2012) celebrates the mysteries of the ancient oral tradition as the last itinerant storytellers work their magic in 1950's Ireland.

Mr. Delaney lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with his wife, writer and marketer, Diane Meier.

Delaney broadcasts "Re:Joyce," a weekly podcast on James Joyce's "Ulysses" on his website www.frankdelaney.com. You can find his daily writing tips on Twitter: http://twitter.com/FDbytheword


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    • Ireland

    • By: Frank Delaney
    • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
    • Length: 19 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,258
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 748
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 740

    One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced at a house in the Irish countryside....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Best Listen In A Quite While

    • By John on 03-17-05

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Tipperary

    • A Novel
    • By: Frank Delaney
    • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
    • Length: 16 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 185
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 134

    Born into a respected Irish-Anglo family in 1860, Charles loves his native land and its long-suffering but irrepressible people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Delightful

    • By Kathy on 12-08-07

    Regular price: $35.93

    • Shannon

    • A Novel
    • By: Frank Delaney
    • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
    • Length: 14 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 148
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 112
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 112

    In the summer of 1922, Robert Shannon, a young American hero of the Great War, lands in Ireland....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Masterpiece

    • By Brian on 03-04-14

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show

    • A Novel
    • By: Frank Delaney
    • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
    • Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 100
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Teeming with intrigue, pathos, and humor, Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show explores two of Ireland's great national passions: theater and politics....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a joy!

    • By California Vegan on 10-13-11

    Regular price: $39.93

    • Simple Courage

    • A True Story of Peril on the Sea
    • By: Frank Delaney
    • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
    • Length: 9 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 157
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Frank Delaney tells, for the first time, the full story of this unmatched bravery and endurance at sea....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well written and read

    • By AMS on 03-03-08

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Undead

    • By: Frank Delaney
    • Narrated by: Frank Delaney
    • Length: 1 hr and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    The ultimate back story of the original Dracula, and its creator, Bram Stoker....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good travel companion

    • By Tad Davis on 07-06-13

    Regular price: $2.99

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