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Video/Audio Archives: 2008

C.K. Williams
Cúirt International Festival of Literature

C.K. Williams born in New Jersey in 1936, lives half the year in Normandy, France, and the other half in the United States, where he teaches at Princeton University.  Winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his collection, Repair (1999), which was also shortlisted for the T.S. Eliot Prize, among his many other honours are the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Circle Award, the Ruth Lilly Prize, the Berlin Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship.  He has published eight books in Britain with Bloodaxe, including New and Selected Poems (1995), The Vigil (1997), Repair (1999) and The Singing (2003), all Poetry Book Society recommendations.  His Collected Poems (2006) includes over 20 new poems.  Williams has published five works of translation and a book of essays, Poetry and Consciousness.


Mike Mc Cormack
Cúirt International Festival of Literature
Mike Mc Cormack was born in 1965 and lives in Galway. He is author of a collection of short stories, Getting it in the Head (1996) and two novels, Crowe's Requiem (1998) and Notes from a Coma (2005). The recipient of numerous awards, including the Rooney Prize and the New York Times book of the year award, Mc Cormack is currently working on a new collection of short stories. He is described as 'one of the most origional and important voices in contemporary Irish Fiction.'

Arkady Babchenko
Cúirt International Festival of Literature
Arkady Babchenko was drafted from Law School as an 18 year-old conscript to fight in the first Chechen War (1996-8) and was sent to the Northern Caucasus, first to Mozdok on the border near Chechnya and then into Chechnya itself.  After his first tour of duty, Babchenko volunteered to return a second time to Chechnya in December 1999 and spent six months there as a contract soldier fighting in the second Chechen War in 2000.  Widely translated and acclaimed, One Soldier’s War (2006) won Russia’s best Debut of the Year Prize, the latest Russian writer in a long tradition that includes Tolstoy and Babel whose first book is a report from the frontline of Russia’s wars.  He works now as a journalist for the principal opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta, working alongside Anna Poliykovskaya until her murder.  He lives in Moscow with his wife and son.
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