The winner of the 2015 Séan Ó Faoláin short story prize is Evelyn Walsh, a first-generation Irish American living in Atlanta, Georgia. ‘White Rabbit,’ her winning short story, was selected...More
Joseph O’Connor, author of Star of the Sea and Redemption Falls, talks about his new novel, Ghost Light, the Irish diaspora, and why he doesn’t write historical fiction. The Aran Islands appeared...More
John Farrow, screenwriter, director and father of actress Mia Farrow, was born on February 10, 1904 in Sydney, Australia to John Farrow and Mary Savage Villiers. After working as a sailor he went to Hollywood in the 1920s and got his first job as a technical advisor. He then became a screenwriter in, notably writing the script for “Tarzan Escapes” (1936) where he met his future wife, Irish-born Maureen O’Sullivan, who played Jane. She converted Farrow to Catholicism and he later wrote biographies of Saint Thomas More and Saint Damien of Molokai. Farrow’sgreatest accomplishments were his Academy Award win for the “Around the World in Eighty Days” (1956) script and his nomination as Best Director for Wake Island (1942).