How to pronounce Keith Donohue: don-a-hew
Keith Donohue's novels include the national bestseller The Stolen Child, Centuries of June, and Angels of Destruction. He also has written reviews for the Washington Post. Donohue has a Ph.D. in English with a specialization in modern Irish literature and wrote the introduction to the Complete Novels of Flann OBrien. He lives in Maryland near Washington, DC.
This biography was last updated on 06/18/2011.
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Interview with Keith Donohue
You seem to know a lot about changelings. How much of The Stolen Child is autobiographical
To the best of my knowledge, I am not a changeling. Nor am I a composer or a musician. Not an anthropologist, not a folklorist, and I have never eaten a bug or played the pipe organ in Bohemia. Any resemblance to persons or mythical creatures, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Of course, the style and subject betray deeper truths about growing up, heartbreak, creativity, and yearning and by necessity, any work of art springs from its creators inner life.
I understand that the novel was initially inspired by William Butler Yeatss poem, The Stolen Child. Tell us about that connection and Irish folklore.?
Well, I wasnt even aware of my Irish roots until going off to college. Irishness, at the time, was all about stereotypes leprechauns and St. Paddys Day and all that. I think my father had one Irish record, but he was just as likely to be listening to Mahalia Jackson or Herb Albert, and I was even more likely to be listening to American Pie or reading American books or watching American television and movies. It was a surprise to me to...
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