Professor Daniel Roy Connelly Publishes Article in The Irish Times

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly

Professor Daniel Roy Connelly

English Professor Daniel Roy Connelly recently published an article in the newspaper The Irish Times titled “Daniel Roy Connelly: an Extravagant Stranger on his unusual Irish roots.” In the article, Professor Connelly presents his new book Extravagant Stranger tracking his Irish roots from a picture of one of his ancestors, Irish bareknuckle boxer “Gentleman Jim Connelly.”

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Extravagant Stranger is a memoir as written in 75 blocks of poetic text, mostly under 300 words, published by Little Island Press.

Born in Essex, south-east England, Professor Daniel Roy Connelly has spent much of his adult life being educated in Italy, India, Bangladesh, the USA, Scotland, and China. Formerly a British diplomat, he has been an academic since 1999. He holds a B.A. from Columbia University, and an M.Litt. and Ph.D. from the University of St Andrews. He is also a published poet and playwright for which he has won several international prizes. He has directed theater on three continents.