Today, I (Eamon Loingsigh), Malachy McCourt and the publishing team at Three Rooms Press will be on WBAI Radio-NYC at 2 pm! (Eastern Standard Time, 1 Central). 

The topic is being an Irish immigrant in New York City. Malachy McCourt compares and contrasts his own experiences as a young Irish immigrant in New York City during the 1950s to the descriptions of the young Liam Garrity in 1910s.

Check it out and give it a listen, should be fun! 

http://www.wbai.org/listen.php

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Comment by Eamon Loingsigh on January 13, 2014 at 12:35pm

Oops, I didn't specify, but Liam Garrity is the protagonist in "Light of the Diddicoy," the historical novel due for publication on St. Patrick's Day this year. Sorry, ugh. 

Comment by Mary Collins Dolan on January 20, 2014 at 1:57am

Looking forward to this -- I grew up in Brooklyn, with both sets of Irish-born grandparents (Castlebar, Portadown and Belfast) settling there in the period 1908-1920. Interestingly, we grew up understanding there was a class distinction between the 'lace curtain' and 'shanty' Irish.   My father worked on the docks before he joined the NYPD.  Best of luck with the book!

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