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Manchán Magan is a writer and documentary-maker. He has written books on his travels in Africa, India and South America and two novels.

He writes occasionally for The Irish Times, reports on travel for various radio programmes, and has presented dozens of documentaries on issues of world culture for TG4, RTÉ, and the Travel Channel. He lives in an oak wood, with bees and hens, in a grass-roofed house near Lough Lene, Co Westmeath.

His most recent book Thirty-Two Words for Field (2020) explores how the Irish language is deeply connected to the landscape, and was reviewed in The Irish Times as “a rip-roaring, archaeological and anthropological exploration of the lyricism, mystery and oddities of the Irish language, and the layers of ancient knowledge encoded within.”

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Fri, 19. Mar, 2021 · 4:00pm Landspeak Conference 2021 · Writers on land and environment · With Jeanette Armstrong, Manchán Magan and Warren Cariou · Full details »