In Fasting And Feasting, Aidan Mathews, the Irish poet and playwright, deploys his inimitable prose style in a deeply personal and heartfelt consideration of the two most inspiring events in the Christian calendar: Christmas and Easter.
Comprising a series of radio scripts, broadcast at the two liturgical seasons over the last ten years, Fasting And Feasting is an urgent and earthy examination of key events in the Catholic tradition, as well as a profoundly moving account of the author’s own faith journey.
A seamlessly executed hybrid of confessional writing and shrewd scriptural analysis, Fasting and Feasting is a thought-provoking and necessary volume that takes a refreshing flesh-and-blood approach to its understanding of the Gospels and the core values of Christianity.
Aidan Mathews was born in 1956 and educated by the Jesuits at Gonzaga College. He went on to UCD, TCD, and Stanford University where he was taught by Rene Girard. He has written fiction (Lipstick on the Host, 1993), poetry (According to the Small Hours, 1998) and drama (Communion, 2001). He is married to Patricia and they have two daughters, Laura and Lucy.