Guests / L

Meet all our On Home Ground guests

Liam Clarke

Author and Journalist Liam is the political editor of the Belfast Telegraph, formerly Sunday Times and before that the Sunday News. He is the author of Broadening the Battlefield: H Blocks and the rise of SinnFein and co-author (with his wide Kathryn Johnston) of an unauthorised biography of Martin McGuinness to Government.

Leontia Flynn

Poet Leontia Flynn has published three collections of poetry. Her most recent, Profit and Loss (Jonathan Cape) was Poetry Book Society Choice for Autumn 2011 and Shortlisted for the T S Eliot Prize. She has been awarded the Forward Prize for Best First Collection, the Rooney Prize, the Lawrence O’Shaughnessy Prize for Irish Literature and was the recipient of the AWB Vincent American Ireland Fund Literary Award for 2014. She has also written a book about reading the poetry of Medbh McGuckian, and is research fellow at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry.

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Liam O'Flynn

Musician This is a much anticipated night of music, memory & crediting marvels. Peerless uilleann piper Liam O'Flynn returns to his late friend and long time collaborator Seamus Heaney's Home Ground for a one off performance. The legendary musician will play some of the traditional music which formed such a part of "The Poet and the Piper" presentation and which resonated with the poetry and personality of Seamus Heaney. Having performed for the very last time with Seamus in August 2013, weeks before Seamus's death, Liam has made a significant personal & artistic commitment to be true to his friend's vision of the world with this intimate musical & spoken word performance.

Lagan Press

Publishing House Lagan Press is a Verbal Group company. It was founded in 1991 by Patrick Ramsey and Pol O Muiri (Irish editor). Dedicated to the ideals of John Hewitt and other writers the press aims to publish works of literary, artistic, social and cultural importance to the north of Ireland (however that region is defined imaginatively). As a consequence, Lagan Press places great emphasis on those forms of literary expression which have little opportunity to be heard in the marketplace - poetry, drama and literary fiction. Over twenty years the press has published nearly two hundred titles across all forms of creative endeavour. As well as beginning a process of cultural rediscovery with such writers as Joseph Tomelty, Thomas Carnuduff and Robert Harbinson. Furthermore, Lagan Press has provided an outlet for cultural criticism, adding to the on-going debate of what it means to be from this place.

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