COLLECTED PLAYS and WRITING THE SKY in the TLS

On COLLECTED PLAYS:

“But Healy’s ear for colloquial catchphrases is spot-on, whether it is unemployed Irish labourers in London, teenagers at a disco in Crossmolina, or young offenders exchanging repartee from separate prison cells. He conveys a zest for the robust, indeed, but at the same time Healy is susceptible to sensation in its most delicate form.”

On WRITING THE SKY:

“One half . . . is given over to a suite of reminiscences, some restrained, some illuminating, some running riot all over the page. All make for interesting reading.”

 

“How Does a Korean Debate Capitalism vs. Communism?” – THE SQUARE featured in Emerson College’s Plougshares blog

Grappling with subjects like patriotism, Christianity, and Communism, the novel tells the tale of how a disenfranchised Korean POW ended up on a ship named the Tagore, headed to a “neutral” country that’s likely India. It’s told mostly in flashback from the perspective of the POW. This classic, award-winning book is considered by many to have kicked off Korean War literature.

Read the rest of Nichole L. Reber’s post at Ploughshares.