Sean O’Brien’s books of the year …

http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/index.php/news/culture/arts/classics_in_the_making

He writes ‘Among many interesting books in a rich year were Paul Batchelor’s The Sinking Road (Bloodaxe), Peter Bennet’s The Glass Swarm (Flambard), Julia Bird’s Hannah And The Monk (Salt) and Alistair Elliot’s The Real Poems (Shoestring). There’s also The Lost Leader (Faber) by Mick Imlah, Life On Earth (Gallery) by Derek Mahon, Stephen Romer’s Yellow Studio (Carcanet), Anne Rouse’s The Upshot: New And Selected Poems (Bloodaxe) and The Land Of Green Ginger (Salt) by Anthony Rowland.’

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3 thoughts on “Sean O’Brien’s books of the year …

  1. charles B February 23, 2009 / 3:58 pm

    It’s that ‘There’s also…’ that does it. Congratulations on bumping Mick Imlah and Derek Mahon into the ‘second best’ category.

  2. juliabird February 24, 2009 / 9:07 am

    I dunno about that!

  3. Andy Ching May 8, 2009 / 8:45 am

    Great to see that Mr O’Brien enjoyed your fine book. It was surely one of my favourites too.

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