Tuesday, September 09, 2008

The books of Trinity College

Irish crime writers have been known to complain about a lack of respect from Irish readers and critics. On Tuesday, though, I visited the library at Trinity College to see the Book of Kells and the Long Room. There, in the gift shop, alongside the Kells books and the Yeats and Joyce and the postcards and the books of Irish legend and history were Ken Bruen's Dublin Noir anthology and two books by John Connolly: The Reapers and The Unquiet.

Irish crime fiction may not get the respect it deserves at home, but it keeps some good company.

© Peter Rozovsky 2008

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Blogger adrian mckinty said...

Peter, I noticed back in June that the Trinity bookshop sold Patrick O'Brian's novels. "He's not really Irish you know," I told them but they explained that O'Brian had actually died in Trinity writing his 21st Aubrey-Maturin novel and they said that that was enough to get him an honorary membership.


September 10, 2008  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Don't point the Trinity bookshop staff to the contributors list for Dubliun Noir. Bruen even let Americans and at least one Canadian in.

September 10, 2008  

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