Strength in brevity

Having begun his writing career as a poet, Gerard Donovan has made a seamless – yet unintentional, he says – transition to well-regarded novel-writing.

9th August, 2008

Having begun his writing career as a poet, Gerard Donovan has made a seamless – yet unintentional, he says – transition to well-regarded novel-writing.

It’s not your usual writer’s dilemma - like where to begin, where to end or what to write in between - whether to don a tie to have a photograph taken, or stay bare-necked. As he pulls a preppy striped tie from his red, white and blue duffle bag, Gerard Donovan...

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