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Kelly Creighton

After college Kelly worked in a special school, then she worked with adults who had learning difficulties. Once her four children were born, she trained as an arts facilitator, and though she was interested in writing,…

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Lisa McInerney

John Murray, €17.99; Kindle, €12.51 JOSEPH O’Connor called The Glorious Heresies, Lisa McInerney’s debut novel, a punchy, edgy, sexy fizzing feast; Kevin Barry called its author “totally and unmistakably the real deal,” and Colin Barrett, Donal…

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Caitriona Lally

Interested in science, Caitriona started studying speech therapy at college, but she dropped out, took a year out, and studied English. “Then I went to Japan to teach for a year with my boyfriend, then we…

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David Shafer

David credits his father for his love of books. He studied journalism with the hope of becoming an inteprid investiagative reporter, but soon found it was a career he wasn’t suited for. “I wrote for a…

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Gavin McCrea

Gavin’s mother gave him a love of books. “She left school at 14, but discovered reading when she was having children. It was a modest upbringing but we were always surrounded by good books.” After college…

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Hugh O’Donovan

After a short spell at teacher training college, Hugh joined the Irish army. “Loving the idea of the outdoors, I got a cadetship at 17 and stayed for 23 years. I had a whizz time!” During…

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Tim McCormick

Tim taught in India with the VSO after college, then moved to London to study accountancy. Back in Dublin, he joined the National Irish Investment Bank, where he remained until 1990. “After that I lectured in…

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Ann O’Loughlin

High court reporter Ann O’Loughlin sees us at our most distressed moments and is particularly passionate about the plight of children put up for forced adoption, a thread in her first novel. She explains all to…

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Whispering Hope Number One Non-Fiction

My latest ghosting, Whispering Hope, telling the true story of five Magdalene Women has gone straight into the bestseller lists at number one in paperback non-fiction in Ireland. it is selling well in England too. Brilliantly…

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Maria Murphy

Maria Murphy

In her early 20s Maria was in a folk group, and she started writing lyrics, and some poetry. But it wasn’t until 2004, when she joined a creative writing group that she started taking writing seriously….

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Doreen Finn

ELEVEN years ago, Doreen Finn was considering studying for a PhD. She had completed a Masters, spending a year writing about poverty and disadvantage in education, and had done well, but her thesis supervisor has some…

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Launch of Whispering Hope

My latest Ghosting, Whispering Hope was launched in The Mansion House last Friday, 28th May, by MaryLou McDonald, TD. Four of the five Magdalene Survivors attended the launch. They were, (left to right,) Marina Gambold; Nancy Costello:…

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