July 16, 2009
Born Cork, August 21, 1924. Died Dublin, May 9, 2009, aged 84.
As editor of the New Irish Writing pages of The Irish Press for 18 years, David Marcus was mentor to a generation of writers.
The grandson of Lithuanian immigrants, he came from a talented family, with three brothers and a sister surviving him. His uncle, Gerald Goldberg, was an eminent barrister and arts patron, his brother Louis became one of Ireland’s foremost documentary film makers. He himself was a talented pianist with a love of Mozart.