Read Joseph O'Connor's Barry Egan’s articles about Frank McCourt in the July 26, 2009 edition of Ireland’s Sunday Independent at Read Frank McCourt’s obituary in the Saturday, July 25/Sunday, July 26, 2009 International Edition of The Irish Times.


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Farewell Frank McCourt

Frank McCourt, 78, author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir Angela's Ashes, as well as the sequels ‘Tis and Teacher Man, was among the many icons who died this summer. Although he had melanoma, it was meningitis that took his life on July 19, 2009 in New York.

I was delighted and honored to have interviewed him for my November/December 2006 Much Ado About Publishing column, “Feeding Frank McCourt.” Read it again HERE.

Irish eyes are crying.

Ours are, too.

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Nina L. Diamond is a journalist, essayist, and the author of Voices of Truth: Conversations with Scientists, Thinkers & Healers. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Omni, The Los Angeles Times Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and The Miami Herald.

Ms. Diamond was a writer and performer on Pandemonium, the National Public Radio (NPR) satirical humor program, for its entire run in Miami and select markets nationwide from 1984-1998. As an editor, she works frequently with other authors and journalists on both fiction and non-fiction.