Mario Cuomo Toasts Writer
Former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo saluted his former speechwriter Peter Quinn and his newest novel “Dry Bones,” the third offering in his Detective Fintan Dunne history-mystery trilogy. Cuomo spoke at the party, held in the sweeping penthouse of Irish Consul General Noel Kilkenny and wife Hanora, which attracted an Irish literary crowd, including writers Malachy McCourt, Alphie McCourt, Dan Barry, Terry Golway, Orla O’Sullivan and Quinn’s twin brother, Tom, a senior editor at Waterkeeper magazine. Cuomo, dad of current Gov. Andrew, went on to credit Peter for crafting some of his most memorable speeches.