John Patrick Shanley receives lifetime achievement award

CELEBRATED Irish playwright John Patrick Shanley is to receive a lifetime achievement award in acknowledgement to his services to Irish writing.

Shanley, whose father emigrated to America from Co. Westmeath, will receive the Eugene O’Neill Lifetime Achievement Award later this month at a gala dinner in New York.

The 63-year-old writer, who has previously won an Oscar – for the movie Moonstruck – and also a Pulitzer Prize, was thrilled and a little surprised at the accolade.

He said modestly: “I was asked to speak by the Irish American Writers & Artists group when Bill (William) Kennedy won and it probably ended up being an audition to get one myself.

“I think they thought I was entertaining. Maybe that’s how you get a Lifetime Achievement Award.  I don’t know.”

Advertisements

0 Responses to “John Patrick Shanley receives lifetime achievement award”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s




All the news that's printed to fit from New York's best online information source.

Latest news:

RSS New York Times

RSS NY Daily News

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.

RSS New York Post

  • Shock sex harass claim: Cuomo turned blind eye to pervert under his nose November 19, 2017
    An upstate woman has stepped forward to reveal she is the sex-harass accuser who prompted the resignation last month of a high-ranking Gov. Cuomo appointee — and to accuse the governor of repeatedly ignoring his pal’s “horrific acts.” In a shocking Manhattan federal court lawsuit filed Saturday, Lisa Marie Cater alleges former Empire State Development... […]

RSS USA Today

  • An error has occurred; the feed is probably down. Try again later.
Website redesign by BST Designs

%d bloggers like this: