See Irish Independent, August 14, 2016 review
Dermot Healy (1947 – 2014) was an Irish novelist, playwright, poet and short story writer. A member of Aosdána, Healy has been described variously as a “master”, a “Celtic Hemingway” and as “Ireland’s finest living novelist”.
Often overlooked outside Ireland due to his relatively low public profile, Healy’s work is admired by his Irish literary predecessors, peers and successors alike, many of whom idolize him—among the writers to have spoken highly of him are Seamus Heaney, Roddy Doyle, and Anne Enright.
Poet and playwright Caroline Bracken reads her contribution to the newly released Writing the Sky: Observations and Essays on Dermot Healy – and his Collected Plays.