R.I.P. Frank McCourt

Travel Blog  •  Eva Holland  •  07.20.09 | 10:29 AM ET

The author of “Angela’s Ashes,” the Pulitzer-winning memoir about his impoverished Irish childhood, has died at 78. The Limerick Leader looks back at McCourt’s last visit to his childhood home, when he tagged along on the “Angela’s Ashes” walking tour, while Book Bencher Cressida Leyshon remembers editing the first excerpts of the unpublished manuscript for The New Yorker.

Eva Holland is co-editor of World Hum. She is a former associate editor at Up Here and Up Here Business magazines, and a contributor to Vela. She's based in Canada's Yukon territory.

5 Comments for R.I.P. Frank McCourt

Stephen Houston 07.20.09 | 11:12 AM ET

RIP Frank. An Irish literary legend.

Megan Segura 07.20.09 | 1:00 PM ET

Just read a great account of the author from one of his students at Stuyvesant High School: http://stephanieklein.com/2009/07/teacher-man-remembering-frank-mccourt.html

Oliver Roewer 07.20.09 | 5:29 PM ET

‘Angela’s ashes’ was the first book that aroused tears while reading. I’m still impressed.

Chelsey Johnson 07.21.09 | 10:10 AM ET

Angelas Ashes left a long lasting impression on me and I am sad to hear that such a talented author has passed,I am very much grateful for his work..rest in peace Frank McCourt. x

ALI 08.05.09 | 5:09 PM ET

Being an irish american, catholic school, and all that…i could relate to his portrail of his life
Angleas Ashes..was one of the best books i have ever read…
r.i.p. mr. mccourt

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