Writer, broadcaster, BBC host, Booker Prize judge, best-selling author
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Born and raised in Ireland, Frank 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 - a Novel. His second, the non-fiction Simple Courage, was chosen as one of the top five books of the year by the American Library Association. A former Booker Prize Judge and Literary Director of the Edinburgh Festival, and a renowned BBC news and arts broadcaster, Delaney has interviewed more than 4,000 of the world's most important writers, and created landmark programs and passionate documentaries on subjects including Joyce, Shaw, Oscar Wilde, Emily Dickinson, Robert Frost, Hemingway, Mailer, Matisse, Van Gogh, and a long-running series on the vitality and organic growth of the English language. Re:Joyce, a weekly podcast deconstructing James Joyce's Ulysses line-by-line, is posted each week on Delaney's website, and has so far achieved one and a half million downloads. Currently pursuing doctoral studies in Oxford, Delaney lives in Litchfield County, Connecticut, with his wife, writer and marketer, Diane Meier.