the language of how I hear and see those things

Sebastian Barry was short-listed for this year’s Man Booker prize for A Long Long Way, winner to be anounced on Monday – You can still vote for the People’s Prize here. In today’s Guardian [Another Guardian link? – Ed] Lucasta Miller provides a timely, and fascinating, interview with one of Ireland’s foremost playwrights and novelists Update Thanks to Feargal, a great Rattlebag interview with Sebastian Barry[RealPlayer File] Other links here

“There’s a sort of despair that comes out of an absolute love of people. This is how things are. Whatever water you throw at the fire, it just turns into steam. But that doesn’t mean you should stop throwing it. The dance of it is important.”