Hubert Butler was born in Kilkenny on 23 October in 1900. Educated in England at Charter house and St John’s College, Oxford, he traveled extensively throughout Europe before returning in 1941 to County Kilkenny, where he lived until his death in 1991. Market gardener, broadcaster, Irish nationalist, journalist and historian, his published works include Escape from the Anthill, The Children of Drancy and In the Land of Nod, all of which won him international recognition. Now regarded as a master essayist, Hubert Butler was first recognized for his talent by Antony Farrell of The Lilliput Press, who subsequently published five volumes of Butler’s work. On 23 October, 2019, Antony attended the Hubert Butler Essay Prize…