book cover of "listen to the land speak" featuring black cover with white linear botanical illustrationsBestselling writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan presents a lecture entitled “Listen to the Land Speak: Lost Wisdom of the Land and Language of Ireland,” based on his recently published book of the same title. Inspired by language, landscape and mythology, Magan explores the insight and hidden wisdom native Irish culture offers to the people of Ireland and the world. Introduced by Visiting Leonard L. Milberg ’53 Professor in Irish Letters and Chair of the Fund for Irish Studies Fintan O’Toole.

manchan magan smiles and wears wire rimmed glasses, a grey blazer, red vest and blue and white striped shirt
Photo courtesy Manchán Magan

Manchán Magan is a writer and documentary-maker. He has written two novels in addition to books on his travels in Africa, India and South America. He writes occasionally for The Irish Times, reports on travel for various radio programs in Ireland, and has presented dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ and the Travel Channel. His books Thirty-Two Words For Field (2020) and Tree Dogs, Banshee Fingers and Other Words For Nature (2021) are acclaimed bestsellers. His latest book, Listen to the Land Speak, was published in October 2022

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