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Best Irish storyteller living among us 

Kevin Kiely

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Scholar, poet, playwright, novelist and biographer, Irishman Kevin Kiely made his home in Boise this year teaching and lecturing at Boise State and occasionally being seen about town soaking up the local flavor. Earlier this summer, Kiely stopped by the

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booth during Alive After Five, and a couple of us

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staffers were lucky enough to be within earshot as Kiely, plastic cup of beer in his hand, regaled us with tales of his homeland and musings on the state of the newspaper as a valid news medium in this increasingly digital age. It's not just Kiely's brogue that makes us want to lend him our ears for hours on end; he's as thoughtful as he is thought-provoking, and we're honored to have one of the Emerald Isle's sons among us for as long as we're lucky enough to have him.
(Sorry, no information is currently available for other years in this same award category.)

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