- Nuacht faoi Údair: News of Authors
Each year, the editors of New Hibernia Review select the outstanding learned essay to have appeared in the previous year's volume to receive the Roger McHugh Prize. The prize is named for the late Roger McHugh, first professor of Anglo-Irish Literature at University College, Dublin, (UCD), and includes a $300 cash award. The award is funded in part by the office of Dr. Hugh Brady, president of UCD, and by the generosity of Dr. Maureen Murphy of Hofstra University. We are delighted to announce that the eighth prize has been presented to Dr. Daniel Gahan of the University of Evansville, for his study of Lord Edward FitzGerald's travels in the North American interior, "'Journey After My Own Heart': Lord Edward FitzGerald in America, 1788–1790." Gahan's article appeared in volume 8, number 2 (Summer, 2004).
Those interested in the history of policing in Ireland will welcome the appearance of The Irish Policeman, 1822–1922: A Life, by Elizabeth Malcolm (ISBN 1-85182-920-2), new this autumn from Four Courts Press of Dublin. Some of Dr. Malcolm's research on Irish detectives of the nineteenth century appeared here in volume 6, number 3 (Autumn, 2002), in her article "Investigating the 'Machinery of Murder': Irish Detectives and Agrarian Outrages, 1847–70."
The scholarly retrieval of a once-forgotten corpus of Irish-American literature, which provided the focus of New Hibernia Review's themed issue in volume 8, number 3 (Autumn, 2004), has received a major contribution with the recent publication of Ron Ebest's Private Histories: The Writings of Irish Americans, 1900–1935 (ISBN 0-268-02772-2) by the University of Notre Dame Press. Material in Dr. Ebest's account of the eccentric but occasionally brilliant novelist John T. McIntrye appeared here in the 2004 issue as "Uncanny Realist: John T. McIntyre and Steps Going Down (1936)."