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A recent panel discussion at the Curran Center for American Catholic Studies at Fordham University featuring Peter Quinn, Kathleen Hill, Alice McDermott, and Michael O'Siadhail; Moderator: John Harrington.
On Feb. 24th, the Gluckman Ireland House of New York Universityhonored the lasting achievements of two of its most esteemed members: Author Peter Quinn and Global Head of Marketing, Communications and Government Affairs at McGraw Hill Financial Ted Smyth with the Seamus Heaney Award and the Lew L. Glucksman Award respectively.
Interview with Elizabeth Rohn Jeffe
Published in City Courant, 2015
Overlook Press' ad in the Irish Voice for the 20th Anniversary of the publishing of Banished Children of Eve
Peter Quinn reads from Dry Bones, the third Fintan Dunne detective novel at the San Francisco Public Library in conjunction with the Crossroads Irish-American Festival.
Former New York Governor 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.
Irish America magazine
The author Peter Quinn, whose third and final installment of the Detective Fintan Dunne trilogy was released in October, talks to Tom Deignan.
"Peter Quinn is a poet and an historian and one of our finest storytellers. He sits at the fireside of the American imagination. He can carve mystery out of mystery. The work is generous and agile and profound." - Colum McCann
“A novelist and a Catholic, I practice my faith and my novel writing in separate spheres. I make no attempt in my books to explain or defend Catholic teaching. For its part, the church has enough problems without bearing responsibility for my ineptitude as a writer. Yet distinct as they are, the two are not sealed off from each other: The convictions that infuse and inform my writing are grounded in my Catholicism.”
“Peter Quinn is a Bronx-born and raised Irish American. He was a speechwriter for New York governors Mario Cuomo and Hugh Carey and, in recent years, has become a well-known essayist and novelist. He even has a new novel out, entitled The Man Who Never Returned, about the legendarily vanished New York judge Joseph Crater.”
The Wall Street Journal
“Peter Quinn's two previous historical novels are in some sense about vanishing New York, but his latest tackles the theme directly. In "The Man Who Never Returned," out this month, Mr. Quinn revisits the case of Joseph Force Crater, the real-life New York State Supreme Court judge who mysteriously disappeared in 1930.”
The New York Times
One day last week, the novelist Peter Quinn (“I’m actually a lapsed historian”) was walking west on 45th Street, beyond Eighth Avenue, when he stopped outside the old home of a vanished Broadway restaurant called Billy Haas’s Chophouse.
New York Public Library
Tom Deignan, writer of the weekly Sidewalks column in the Irish Voice and author of Irish Americans, spoke at the Mid-Manhattan, West New Brighton, and Riverdale libraries last month. The occasion was Immigrant Heritage Week — celebrated yearly in New York City — a great time to remember and honor our immigrant forebears. He has quite an encyclopedic knowledge on the topic of Irish America, and this time he chose to present 20 books that he considers to be required reading for Irish Americans.
Overlook Press' promotional ad for the release of Hour Of The Cat
From Time magazine, June 27, 2005