"SPOTLIGHT ON" AUTHOR and HISTORIAN EAMON LOINGSIGH

Who is Eamon Loingsigh?

Final Diddicoy coverAuthor of fiction, including Light of the Diddicoy (Three Rooms Press) and Irish-American historian. With boots on the ground, telling the tales of those who have to fight from the very bottom of the social strata with dignity, humility and hard work as their only weapon. When there was not a system in place to help them, people still survived and fought as best they could to support their families and make a living. This poetry made from real life is the inspiration for my writing.  
 
What are you working on at the moment?
The second book of the Auld Irishtown trilogy (Light of the Diddicoy is the first). 
 
IMG_0718Do you have upcoming events you’d like people to attend?
On April 10, I will be reading with Terry Golway at the Cranford Community Center, Cranford, NJ. I will also be attending and reading at the April 22nd Artists Without Walls’ Showcase.     
 
Who are the writers, past and present, you admire?
I have so many writers that I admire and learned from. Some writers I emulated when I was younger, as many writers do, and others I studied. For a writer, establishing style and voice is of the greatest importance. It takes great soul searching and it takes a lot of missteps and mistakes. Over time, while reading others’ works, I learned that being myself was a great exploration and freed me from my own expectations.
 
signingName five things you’d like to do or accomplish in the next five years.
I’d like everyone to know how to pronounce “Loingsigh” as “Lynch.” Also, finish the Auld Irishtown trilogy and another book of poetry and maybe another novella. I would really like to establish myself not as an “Irish writer” but simply as a “writer.”  
 
What do you enjoy doing in your spare time?
Reading, what else? Also love being with children.
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