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Happen by Hugh Maxton

The year 2015 saw the publication of Happen, Hugh Maxton’s second novel: launched by Eimear O’Connor on 29 March in the Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinehely, County Wicklow. The launch coincided with an exhibition of fifteen paintings by Cecil King, accompanied by poems by Maxton.

On 5 September, Oxford University Press finally published Northman; John Hewitt (1907-1987); An Irish Writer, His World and His Times, by W. J. Mc Cormack.

In November came word from Budapest that Maxton/Mc Cormack has been elected a member of the Szechenyi Academy, an independent assembly of writers, musicians and artists.

On Christmas Eve, the post brought advance copies of Mc Cormack’s Enigmas of Sacrifice; a Critique of Joseph M. Plunkett and the Dublin Insurrection of 1916 (Michigan State University Press, 2016).

‘I live increasingly / On paper.’ (Jubilee for Renegades, 1982)