Acclaimed Irish writers Paul Muldoon and Paul Murray are highlights in this year’s Sydney Writers’ Festival.
Paul Muldoon is a master of language and form, a Pulitzer Prize-winner celebrated for his linguistic dexterity, his technical brilliance and his ability to make connections between the unlikeliest of things. The author of twelve major collections of poetry, including One Thousand Things Worth Knowing (2015), and Maggot (2010), his poetry has been translated into twenty languages. Paul Muldoon currently occupies the Howard G.B. Clark ’21 chair in the Humanities at Princeton University and he has been poetry editor of The New Yorker since 2007. He has been described by The Times Literary Supplement as "the most significant English-language poet born since the second World War."
Irish author Paul Murray is a comic writer whose award winning works are full of wit and subtly, slapstick and poignancy. His break out novel, Skippy Dies, which was long-listed for the 2010 Man Booker Prize. Paul will be sharing from his latest work, The Mark and the Void, which has been hailed as “a comic classic that cements his status as one of the most gifted novelists of his generation.”