Feb 16, 2011

The Marriage Proposal Challenge

The Marriage Proposal Challenge aimed to bring out the best, the worst, the weirdest in your romantic souls. It didn't. We had a ton of entries, and some were excellent, but not enough made the cut to have ten prizes, so I'm only awarding seven lots of chocs and signed copies of The Matchmaker of Kenmare, and I'll eat the other three boxes of chocolates myself!

To be serious: I was puzzled by the entries for this Challenge. Expecting fun, I got edge. Expecting profound and lasting passion, I got wistfulness. Expecting mad, heart-savaging recklessness, I got a kind of "perhaps." As the entries came in, we all looked at them, wrinkling our brows. A moment came when I felt that maybe I had struck a wrong note by setting up the Challenge at all, had trod on too-delicate a ground, or else hadn't made myself clear - because entry after entry hung back. The seven winners did go for it – but only somewhat, as you'll see, and I worried further about what had gone wrong. Over all the entries, I pursued a conclusion along these lines.

Proposing marriage is too serious a business to warrant jokes. Asking someone to marry you is too alarming to be weird about. Going down on one knee and meaning 'til death us do part is too deep to treat lightly. I pushed these thoughts and saw the two camps materialize. For the men who, by and large, are the still the ones who pop the question, the implied responsibility becomes massive, and further confused in the moment by the need - and desire - to appear truly romantic. For the women, the anxiety is differently great: Will he, won't he? Will I be alone for ever? And if he does propose, will he screw it up by falling over, sneezing, throwing up or showing up with flowers that I hate and a ring that I loathe?

In short, proposing marriage occupies an anxious place in life, and that's putting it mildly. But your generous efforts (several of you sent in multiple ideas) startled and illuminated me. Thank you all – again – for being such good sports. Next time I'll keep away from matters of the heart - and from joint finances, which also cropped up a lot!

Feb 15, 2011

The Winners!

Winners! Winners! Winners! Chocolates and signed copies of The Matchmaker of Kenmare!! Not ten winners - we chose only seven (see my separate note) and here they are in no particular order, five girls and two boys: Congratulations to you all.

akjames61 Will you take my hand in marriage? You are very welcome to the rest of me too!

ImaylimE Roses are red, violets are blue, I'm awful at poetry, but will you marry me anyway?

lrpresley Marry me, or I'll vote for Palin.

thewritertype What do you say to "for better or for worse"? We both should know better but we both could do worse.

ostawitchestour Play with me, lay with me, forever stay with me; just we two. Bed with me, wed with me, Just like you said we'd be.

rachelforgets My rocketship is built for 2, there's room for me & room for you, please make my starlit dreams come true, Leeloo.

thewritertype You said you wouldn't marry me if I was the last man on earth. But I'm not, so how about it?

Jan 05, 2011

The Writer's Life

At the end of the year, I signaled on Twitter that we had, believe it or not, completed a year of daily tweets - 365 Writing Tips. It seems remarkable but it's true! So many readers responded, and so often, and so enthusiastically, that we've decided to continue - but in an expanded form. Instead of simply providing Writing Tips, we'll now call the daily tweet from @FDBytheword "The Writer's Life" and it will, inter alia, be an amalgam of Tips (good and bad!), quotations about writing and creativity,  inspirational moments (or otherwise!) from the lives of writers, anecdotes (in 140 characters) about writing and publishing, "Don't Attempt This At Home" cautionary tales - in short, a rolling ragbag of arresting snippets. all amounting to a daily running commentary, so to speak, on what a writing life is like. I hope it'll be surprising; I don't mean it to be anodyne or bland, but I do mean it, above all, to be instructive. (And to the many of you who have asked whether there will be a book called "365 Writing Tips" - what an excellent idea; watch this space.) The Writer's Life tweets are also intended to help us all lose our fear, and to stand tall and assured in the knowledge that the next book will be the truly brilliant work we've been waiting to produce all along. Join me every day in The Writer's Life, and I hope that you'll smile as often as you wrinkle your brow in thought. Happy 2011!

Dec 20, 2010

Publishers Weekly Reviews The Matchmaker of Kenmare

Cover-matchmakerIn Delaney's panoramic sequel to Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show, matchmaker Kate Begley plies her profession in neutral WWII Ireland. Into her life come Venetia Kelly narrator Ben MacCarthy, whose wife has gone missing, and Charles Miller, a U.S. intelligence officer who sends Kate and Ben on a secret assignment to France. Upon their return, Kate and Charles marry, but after D-Day, Charles disappears while on a dangerous mission, and Kate enlists Ben's help in finding him. They travel to France and Germany, where they stumble across the German army about to launch its last-gasp assault in the Ardennes and end up questioning the wisdom of remaining neutral in the face of overwhelming evil. An expert at mining Irish lore for congenial fiction, Delaney spins an exciting yarn of romance and intrigue, and, in Kate, he has created an indomitable, unforgettable character. Though the novel's leisurely pace is at odds with the wartime plot (and the subplot about Ben's missing wife will be confusing to those not familiar with the previous book), Delaney wrings the pulp out of a Jack Higgins–like premise and turns it into something more satisfyingly literary. (Feb.)

Dec 17, 2010

And The "Santa Baby" Winner is...

It's twelve noon EST and the moment has come to announce the winner of the Santa Challenge. The judging produced complex thoughts, because the Top Ten had many complexities within it. Selecting a winner from this mixed bag required a criterion - how deep and wide must the reach be for the memoir to earn back its advance? I decided that the best memoirists are those who connect most universally; even if their experience is so far out of our own daily (in this case, annual) reach, the autobiography should begin with something that speaks to us all - for good or ill. Given the emotion surrounding Santa, I opted for a deep truth generated by his very existence. For many, the very name "Santa Claus," even the hint of a "ho, ho, ho," or the jingling of a distant sleighbell high up, late at night, brings with it a re-visiting of trauma; perhaps a hurt, glassy tear in the eye; or a bitter, incurable feeling of betrayal. Accordingly the winner is:

The first lie your parents ever told you, was probably about me.

And once the address is furnished to us, a copy of Dylan Thomas's A Child's Christmas in Wales will be sent; mailmen, or fedex/ups people will deliver it, not faux-jolly little gnarled creatures in green suits. Congratulations, PNicholson - and thank you for a profound, disturbing but searingly honest representation of a man about whom I still feel deeply ambivalent, who wounded me so deeply when I was fifteen.

Dec 16, 2010

Starred Kirkus Review for The Matchmaker of Kenmare

Review Date: January 1, 2011
Publication Date: February 8, 2011

"Years after his Irish vaudeville adventures in Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show (2010), 29-year-old Ben McCarthy loses his heart to an eccentrically spunky young matchmaker who keeps him platonically glued to her side as she searches for her missing new husband, an American captain, in war-torn Europe.

"McCarthy, who works for a government folklore commission, is collecting material on matchmakers in Ireland when he meets his match in Kate Begley. Their unusually intimate friendship, which requires them to sleep naked together so they know each other (almost) to the fullest, is well-timed. Ben is haunted by the disappearance of his wife Venetia, a mystery that was never solved. Four years into World War II, known as "The Emergency" in Ireland, a pervasive sense of isolation grips the country, a strategically desirable place for Germany and the United States. After Kate's stolid husband, Capt. Miller, resumes his duties in Europe, and then talks her into going behind German lines on a secret mission, she and Ben find themselves in danger. When military authorities tell her the man known as "Killer Miller" was killed, she refuses to believe it and obsessively pursues him across a span of years and across the Atlantic Ocean—still leading Ben around by the heartstrings. Retrospectively told by Ben to his daughters, this book is a teasing epic punctuated by hints of how much worse things are going to get for the heroine. The resolution of Venetia's disappearance feels tossed off, and the novel ends up in John Irving territory with its cute antics involving zoo animals and oddball characters. As a result, it doesn't take flight as much as it should. But with its memorable characters and variety of adventures, Delaney's brand of Irish fabulism is still a delight to read. The novel burnishes this veteran writer's reputation as a consummate storyteller.

"One of the best fictional wartime couples animates veteran Delaney's darkly wistful novel."

Santa Baby

The entry for our Santa Challenge has now closed, and we have a shortlist. This was the largest entry (#FDsanta) of any challenge so far (note: we have dumped the word “Twallenge” – a neologism that many of you disliked). The first line of Santa's autobiography was also the most difficult to judge because of the high standard. And in many ways it proved the most interesting. Literary contests of any kind can give a tiny snapshot of the society whence the entries come – in which case I can deduce that you are a bunch of people concerned with – here we go: obsession, dancing naked, pedophilia, flatulence and stinks, irony, innocence, revolt against parenthood, myth, morbid thoughts, time travel, emotional pain, juvenile crime, wombs and chimneys, sadism, fetishes with vertically challenged people, blood (and lots of it), job satisfaction (or lack thereof), drinking (mostly sherry), eating (mostly mince pies), canonization, hirsuteness (facial, mainly), obesity, imagination, love. In short, you’re my kind of people – it’s my pleasure to know you all. A few entries came from those nearest and dearest to the Santa Challenge, and sadly we had to eliminate these three:

If I am fake, why is my pain so real? – from Leah, on the Challenge team;

They say that if I don't ride the sun will never rise, and they're only half wrong – from Ben, on the Challenge team;

I see you when you're sleeping. I know when you're awake. Let's just take this step by step, shall we? – from Diane, on every team.

With those entries out of contention the field is clear for the rest, so here, in no particular order, comes the Top Ten – now get working on your lobbies by way of voting with comments. And thank you all for a great set of entries. Happy Christmas and New Year!!

I've never thought of myself as a giving person, though I'm told many people see me that way.

Celeste lies in her icy tomb,my child,my pearl. This yearly sleigh ride began for her. If only I still believed it meant something.

The world revolves upon my snowy axis. Greedy fools swallowing up tales of reindeer and elves. If only they knew the real story.

The first toy I carved was kept under a floorboard, hidden from my father - a collier with no patience for the fancies of children.
The first lie your parents ever told you, was probably about me.

My analyst says my chimney fixation is all about regression to the womb. I say it's about the mince pies and sherry. 

I got the idea for Santa when I was three. Our butcher was slaughtering a reindeer. I saw this fat old man, covered in blood...

In the beginning of my life's journey, I found myself in a snowy wood, the sleigh-path lost.

The truth will unnerve you, for I was never the elf-enslaving, sleigh-driving chimney climber the nog & rum soaked masses wanted.

I should probably start with the scandal -get it out of the way quickly- the one time I forgot Christmas.


Dec 09, 2010

Booklist review of The Matchmaker of Kenmare

The Matchmaker of Kenmare.
Delaney, Frank (Author), Feb 2011.

Cover-matchmaker Delaney re-earns his reputation for total reader engagement with his latest deeply thought-out novel, which weaves together various strands of the general theme of searching. In memoir format, narrated by a man in old age, the plot finds its provocative place in the WWII years and the immediate postwar years; in substance, it combines the charm of an Irish yarn with the excitement of a political thriller and the romance of a 1940s war movie. Young Ben McCarthy, fulfilling his job with the Irish Folklore Commission, which means taking story-gathering trips around Ireland, one day meets a young woman, Kate Begley, who makes her living as a matchmaker, connecting local unmarried women and men. The encounter is fateful.

She led me into trouble so deep that my own father wouldn’t have found me,” Ben recalls. Although Ben has, in addition to his professional search project, a personal one—looking for his missing wife—he finds Kate so mesmerizing that he accompanies her on a wild adventure taking them from neutral Ireland into hardly neutral continental Europe, first to retrieve for the U.S. Army a German man who has knowledge the Americans want and then to track down the American officer Kate improbably marries, and with whom she promptly loses touch. As artillery guns fire overhead, hearts ache: a compelling combination.

Oct 28, 2010

The Creepy Top Ten!

The Creepy Challenge is now closed and I am delighted to say that you are, without equal, the creepiest, bloodiest, goriest, most disgusting, most infinitely nauseating bunch of people it has ever been my pleasure to know. What rotting minds you have! I love being in your company, as you dismember, carve up, suck dry, assault, pillage and otherwise despoil every physical, mental and spiritual value known to Man. Your entries were just as appalling as I hoped they'd be - but it's going to be quite a task choosing the best three out of this Top Ten. Threaten me, warn me, tell me what you'll do to me, (cajole if you have to - wimp!) in order to vote for your favorites; here's the list - peruse them, while I go away and throw up.

Leave a comment below!

Most fishers did tuna & sharks: Fillet & sort the pieces into piles. But Felix liked children. It was the same process but louder.

Glimpsed in summers on the railways of Glasgow, a gang of children, their feet backward, their faces missing. They outrun trains.

The Chauffeur knew to look away as his client sucked the last strands from the small bone.

Ah, the memories. When you scream, you remind me of our daughter.

Wiping the entrails of his beloved dog from the steak knife, he calmly continued with his dinner. This time in silence.

Flies open, he snorts like a pig, his chin slimed with old food. 'Hello' he leers, as he offers his fat, wet hand.

The professor locked the door behind him. “Hello class. Today we’re going to learn about suffering.” The revolver glinted.

A multi-cackling hexacephalod with the oily noggins of Palin, Hannity, Limbaugh, Angle, O'Donnell, & Beck a-wobbling.

People thought well of Nigel. Reliable, patient with the little ones. The tiny bones in his garden were no one's business, really.

It was a small hill when he started to climb. But now the moon had risen full and the castle walls were further away than ever.

Oct 05, 2010

Frank's Midwest Tour: From South Dakota to Colorado

Frank's trip through the midwest led him to Sioux Falls for the South Dakota Book Festival, through Lebanon, Kansas (which plays a part in Frank's next book "The Matchmaker of Kenmare,") to Boulder, Colorado to speak at the Center for British & Irish Studies, to Denver to read at Tattered Cover Bookstore, and finally to Steamboat Springs where he was the Master of Ceremonies at Literary Sojourn and the opening night star of a new series called "Storytime for Grownups."

Frank and Chris Painter, the librarian at the Bud Werner Memorial Library, as they prepare to launch the storytelling series "Storytime for Grownups."

More than 150 people crowded into the Library in Steamboat Springs, Colorado on a Monday evening to hear Frank Delaney. Extra chairs and standing room only.


A rainbow outside the event.

Frank signed books for the crowd.

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