• Natasha Mac a'Bháird

    Mac a'Bháird, Natasha

    Natasha Mac a’Bháird is a freelance writer and editor. She is the author of the bestselling wedding planning guide, The Irish Bride’s Survival Guide and her latest book is The Irish Bridesmaid's Guide. Her first two children’s books, Missing Ellen and Olanna’s Big Day, were both chosen for the White Ravens Collection.   (more)

    • The Irish Bridesmaid's Guide
    • Reindeer Down!
    • Hannah in the Spotlight
  • Liam Mac Uistin

    Mac Uistin, Liam

    Liam Mac Uistin was a well-known author and playwright. His versions of ancient Irish stories and legends have been published in the Irish language by An Gúm. His plays for stage, television and radio have been produced in many European countries and in Canada, Australia and New Zealand. His television play The Glory and the Dream won the Radio Telefís Éireann award.   (more)

    • Celtic Magic Tales
    • Celtic Tales of Enchantment
    • Newgrange, Knowth and Dowth
    • Written in My Heart
    • A View from Above
  • Shona Shirley Macdonald

    Macdonald, Shona Shirley

    Shona Shirley Macdonald is an artist based in Co. Waterford, though she is originally from Aberdeenshire in Scotland. She studied Visual Communication at Edinburgh College of Art, specialising in stop-motion animation, and after graduating she began her career as a freelance artist. Her illustration projects range from publications of poetry and fiction, to concept artwork for theatre and computer games.   (more)

    • The Moon Spun Round
    • The Pooka Party
    • Sworn to Silence
    • Sinéad ag Damhsa
    • Scuab Fiacal Danny
    • Cá bhfuil Murchú?
  • Maire MacSwiney Brugha

    MacSwiney Brugha, Maire

    Máire is the daughter of Terence MacSwiney, one of the greatest figures in Ireland's history, and Muriel, a member of the wealthy Murphy distillery family. Her fascinating life which dragged her from Cork to Germany, and then back to the gaeltacht where, as a teenager, she learned Irish before re-learning English.   (more)

    • History's Daughter
  • Éamonn MacThomáis

    MacThomáis, Éamonn

    Éamonn MacThomáis (13 January 1927–16 August 2002) was an author, broadcaster, historian, Irish Republican, advocate of the Irish Language and lecturer. He presented his own series on Dublin on RTÉ during the 1970s and was well known for guided tours and lectures of his beloved Dublin.   (more)

    • Me Jewel and Darlin' Dublin
  • Martine Madden

    Madden, Martine

    Martine Madden was born in Limerick, worked in Dublin and later moved to the United Arab Emirates with her husband John. The stories recounted to her by the Armenian diaspora there prompted her interest in Armenian history and formed the basis of the novel Anyush. Martine returned to Ireland in 1990 and now lives in the Midlands with her husband and five children.

    • Anyush
  • Gregory Maguire

    Maguire, Gregory

    Author of the international sensation, Wicked, Gregory Maguire was born and raised in the United States. He has also lived in Dublin and London. He is a writer of fantasies, science fiction, picture books and historical novels, and he also composes music, is an artist, and loves to travel. He is a founder member of Children's Literature New England.

    • Six Haunted Hairdos
    • Four Stupid Cupids
    • Missing Sisters
  • Maguire, Neven

    One of Ireland's premier chefs, Neven Maguire was born and reared in Blacklion, County Caven, where he runs MacNean House and Restaurant. He has written many cookery books and appeared regularly on television and radio both at home and internationally. 

    • Brian McDermott's Donegal Table
    • Burren Dinners
    • Dingle Dinners
  • Maher, Laura Ruth

    Laura Ruth Maher is a Montessori Teacher from Dublin. She has completed a Degree and Masters in Early Education, her research focusing mainly on storytelling and the importance of rhyme for early literacy development. Laura has always had a great love for Irish myths and legends and is delighted that they can now be shared with a younger audience, her son included! She currently lives in Warwickshire, England, If her head is not stuck in her books she can usually be found running or enjoying a cup of tea and a sneaky biscuit or ten with her family. 

    • The Children of Lir
    • Where's Larry This Time?
  • Donny Mahoney

    Mahoney, Donny

    Donny Mahoney is a writer and journalist. He was born in America and has lived in Ireland since 2004. He is one of the co-founders of the website, where he works today.  

    • Colm 'Gooch' Cooper
  • Manning, Mary

    Mary Manning first spoke about her experiences on the Sean Moncreiff radio show, speaking anonymously as "Catherine". Overcoming incredible hardship she has emerged with the strength to carry on and share her story, as well as striving to see justice done.

    • Nobody Will Believe You
    • The World is Full of Babies
  • Creina Mansfield

    Mansfield, Creina

    Creina Mansfield was born in Bristol in 1949. She studied literature at Cambridge and became a teacher of English at secondary school level. She lived in Dublin for a number of years and is now living in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England with her husband and two teenage sons.

    Her first book, Fairchild was published in Hong Kong.   (more)

    • My Nutty Neighbours
    • Snip Snip!
    • My Nasty Neighbours
    • Food for Friends
    • Food To Love
    • All in the Cooking
    • All in the Cooking
    • Hide and Speak Irish
    • The Leprechaun's Riddle
    • The Leprechaun's Challenge
    • Boo and Bear
  • Eithne Massey

    Massey, Eithne

    Eithne Massey has written many books for both adults and children, mainly based on the legends of Ireland. Her adaptation of the award-winning movie The Secret of Kells is set in the time of the early Viking raids; The Silver Stag of Bunratty and Where the Stones Sing are set in Norman Ireland and Blood Brother, Swan Sister at the time of the Battle of Clontarf.   (more)

    • Le più belle Leggende Irlandesi
    • Irish Legends: Newgrange, Tara & the Boyne Valley
    • Legendary Ireland
    • Irish Wit
  • Pat McAfee

    McAfee, Pat

    Pat McAfee is a stone mason and lectures widely, both in Ireland and abroad, on all aspects of stonework. You can visit his own website here.
    • Irish Stone Walls
    • Stone Buildings
  • Sam McBratney

    McBratney, Sam

    Sam McBratney sums up his post-war childhood as short trousers, Fair Isle jumper, the 11 plus and grammar school. He taught at a secondary school himself for a while and was a primary school teacher.

    He is the author of numerous books for children and young adults, published internationally, including The Green Kids.   (more)

    • The Chieftain's Daughter
    • The Lough Neagh Monster
  • McCafferty, Kate

    Kate McCafferty was born in the United States and received her Ph.D. in English. Since then she has taught English in colleges all over the world. She has published, essays, poems and short fiction pieces in a number of publications. She lives in Ireland.
    • Testimony of an Irish Slave Girl
  • Sean McCann

    McCann, Sean

    Sean McCann was a distinguished author and journalist. He wrote more than 25 books covering a wide range of subjects ranging from roses to Irish history and sport. His main hobby was rose growing, for which he was awarded many international prizes. He lived in Dublin and was the father of prize-winning author Colum McCann.

    • The Wit of Oscar Wilde
    • Irish Wit
    • The Wee Book of Irish Wit & Malarkey
  • Justine McCarthy

    McCarthy, Justine

    JUSTINE MCCARTHY is an award-winning journalist with The Sunday Times and a frequent broadcaster. She is also the author of Mary McAleese: The Outsider.
    • Deep Deception
  • Steve McCarthy

    McCarthy, Steve

    Steve McCarthy is a Dublin-born art maker and obsessive picture-builder. With a keen interest in colour and character, Steve has managed to sneak his singular style into many forms, from Cartoon Saloon’s Oscar-nominated feature film Song of the Sea to children’s books and projects for brands worldwide.   (more)

    • A Sailor Went to Sea, Sea, Sea
    • Sally Go Round The Stars
  • Tom McCaughren

    McCaughren, Tom

    Tom McCaughren has written fifteen books for children and young adults. His award winning 'Run with the Wind' series has been translated into twenty languages including German, Swedish, Japanese, Korean, French, Dutch, Danish and Latvian.

    • Run with the Wind
    • Run for the Hills
  • McConville, Rory

    Rory McConville has been working in the comic book industry since he was sixteen. In that time he has written for DC Comics, Newbold Enterprises, Shadowline Comics and Fan-Atic Press. He currently studies English and History at University College Cork.

    • Big Jim
  • Sinead McCoole

    McCoole, Sinead

    SINÉAD MCCOOLE is a well-known historian and the author of a number of books on women and history. Sinéad has also scripted a series of short films, Women of 1916, for RTÉ. She currently works as a historical and picture researcher, and an exhibition curator.

    • No Ordinary Women
  • Brian McDermott

    McDermott, Brian

    Brian McDermott is an award-winning chef and food consultant who is passionate about sharing his love of food with others. As a host, presenter and demonstrator, he is one of the most sought-after chefs on the Irish food-festival circuit. He is the chef-proprietor of the Foyle Hotel by Chef Brian McDermott in Moville, County Donegal, which is also home to his cookery school.   (more)

    • Brian McDermott's Donegal Table
    • Traditional Irish Cooking for Today
  • Vincent McDonnell

    McDonnell, Vincent

    Vincent McDonnell is an award-winning author of books for adults and young readers. Born in County Mayo, he worked in England for a number of years. He now lives in County Cork with his wife and son.

    He has previously written two adult novels and four novels for children. The Broken Commandment, his first novel for adults, was published after a recommendation by Graham Greene and won the GPA First Fiction Award in 1989.   (more)

    • Chill Factor
  • McEneaney, Eamonn

    Eamonn McEneany is Waterford's city historian and the Director of the Waterford Treasures Museum. The Waterford Treasures Museum has won several awards, both for the quality of the exhibits and the way in which the displays bring the historic objects to life in imaginative and unexpected ways.
    • Discover Waterford
  • Erika McGann

    McGann, Erika

    Erika McGann grew up in Drogheda, County Louth, and now lives in Dublin. She is the author of a number of children’s books, including the winner of the Waverton Good Read Children’s Prize 2014, The Demon Notebook, the first in her magical series about Grace and her four friends. Other books in the series are: The Broken Spell, The Watching Wood and The Midnight Carnival.   (more)

    • Diary Detectives
    • Scavenger Hunt
    • Where Are You, Puffling?
  • McGann, Kunak

    Kunak McGann grew up in Drogheda back in the days when electronic tablets were unheard of (she can still remember the excitement when the family got a ZX Spectrum – Luna Crabs, anyone?) and playing out on the street was the most fun kids could imagine. Eventually, she had to grow up and get a proper job.   (more)

    • Red Rover, Red Rover!
    • The A to Z of Being Irish
    • Irish Mammy in Your Pocket
  • Oisín McGann

    McGann, Oisín

    Oisín McGann studied art at Ballyfermot Senior College and Dún Laoghaire School of Art and Design, and went on to work in illustration, design and film animation. He moved to London in 1998, where he eventually found work as an art director and copy writer for an advertising agency. He now lives in Meath and works as an author, freelance illustrator and artist.   (more)

    • Race the Atlantic Wind
    • Mad Grandad and the Wicked Pictures
    • Mad Grandad and the Mutant River
  • McGarry, Patsy

    Patsy McGarry is the Religious Affairs correspondent of The Irish Times.

    A native of Co. Roscommon, Patsy has written several previous books including While Justice Slept (2006, Liffey Press).

    • First Citizen
  • Sean McGoldrick

    McGoldrick, Sean

    Sean McGoldrick is a sports journalist for the Sunday World. He was shortlisted for Sports Journalist of the Year at the Bord Gáis Energy National Media Awards 2009.

    • Punching Above their Weight
    • The Dublin Marathon
  • Áine McGuinness

    McGuinness, Áine

    Áine Mc Guinness is from a small village on the East coast of Ireland. An early love for art led her to study animation at the National Film School of Ireland where she graduated with a degree in 2007. She worked as an animator until 2010 before starting her career as an illustrator. Her work is often inspired by childhood memories and nature and mainly combines digital and watercolour painting.   (more)

    • Marco Moves In
    • Marco: Master of Disguise
    • Marco: Moonwalker
  • Frank McGuinness

    McGuinness, Frank

    Frank McGuinness is Professor of Creative Writing in University College Dublin. A world-renowned playwright, his first great stage hit was the highly acclaimed ‘Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme’. He is also a highly skilled adapter of plays by writers such as Ibsen, Sophocles, Brecht, and writer of several film scripts, including Dancing at Lughnasa, and he has published several anthologies of poetry. 

    • Surge
    • Arimathea
    • The Woodcutter and his Family
  • Eamon McGuire

    McGuire, Eamon

    Described by the CIA as 'the chief technical officer' of the IRA, Eamon McGuire was involved in undercover activity for over twenty years. He is the only person ever extradited from the Republic to the USA for political activities.

    • Enemy of the Empire
  • Conor McHale

    McHale, Conor

    Conor McHale was born in Dublin in 1969. Shortly before leaving school, he decided he would become an archaeologist. This decision caused his father to roar with laughter. It took him over ten years working in Irish archaeology to realise what the joke was. He lives in Dublin with his wife, Susannah, and their son, Oscar.   (more)

    • Ancient Ireland Colouring Book
    • Jigsaw Stew
    • Don't Open that Box
  • Clare McKeon

    McKeon, Clare

    Clare McKeon is a well-known journalist and TV presenter. She has a passionate interest in food and is a wonderful cook. She lives in Dublin. Clare presented the successful A Moveable Feast food and drink programme on RTÉ TV.
    • The Emotional Cook
    • Barry's New Bed
  • Fiona McPhillips

    McPhillips, Fiona

    Fiona McPhillips is an author, journalist and interiors fanatic. Having survived a complete home renovation and extension, she was inspired to write down all the tips, tricks and techniques she learned along the way, with a little help from the experts. Fiona lives in her never-quite-finished home in Dublin with her husband, three kids, a dog and two cats.

    • Make The Home You Love
  • Anna McQuinn

    McQuinn, Anna

    Anna McQuinn was born and grew up in County Kerry. She lived in the small town of Castleisland in the heart of Kerry Dairy country and is old enough to remember the old Fair days there - her maternal grandfather used to be a cattle drover and his small restaurant attracted many old friends from up and down the country.   (more)

    • Colm's Lambs
    • A Rosette for Maeve?
  • Lisa McVeigh

    McVeigh, Lisa

    Lisa McVeigh studied architecture at Queen’s University, Belfast and worked for Campbell Conroy Hickey Architects in Dublin before setting up DMVF Architects. Lisa specialises in residential projects and has an RIAI accreditation in health and safety and a Grade 3 accreditation in conservation.

    • Make The Home You Love
  • Roisin Meaney

    Meaney, Roisin

    Born in Kerry, with parents from Clare, Roisin Meaney is currently a primary teacher living in Limerick. She is a published author of adult fiction: The Daisy Picker (Tivoli, 2004) and Putting Out the Stars (Tivoli, 2005). Her short story Three Letters was published in Moments (Cle, 2005).
    • See If I Care
    • Don't Even Think About It
  • Merriman, Brian

    Brian Merriman or in Irish Brian Mac Giolla Meidhre (circa 1749 – 27 July 1805) was an Irish language poet and teacher. His single surviving work of substance, the 1000-line long Cúirt An Mheán Oíche (The Midnight Court) is widely regarded as the greatest comic poem in the history of Irish literature.

    • The Midnight Court
  • Máire Mhac an tSaoi

    Mhac an tSaoi, Máire

    Probably the leading Irish language poet of the twentieth century, Máire has published many highly acclaimed volumes of verse, articles, short stories and translations.

    • The Miraculous Parish / An Paróiste Míorúilteach
  • Jan Michael

    Michael, Jan

    Born in the Yorkshire Dales, Jan Michael spent an idyllic childhood there and in the Seychelles, also living in Lesotho and Pakistan. Since university, she has worked as an editor and literary agent in London, Amsterdam and Yorkshire. She has written thirteen books which have been published in several languages, including the children’s novels Hill of Darkness, The Rock Boy (also performed as children’s opera in Germany), Just Joshua (winner: Dutch Vlag en Wimpel prize), Leaving Home (winner: Dutch Silver Slate Pencil and the Jenny Smelik-IBBY Prize) and Moorside Boy.

    • Just Joshua
    • The Rock Boy
  • Sam Millar

    Millar, Sam

    Sam Millar is a bestselling crime writer and playwright from Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has won numerous literary awards and his books have all been critically praised.

    • The Dark Place
    • Bloodstorm
    • The Darkness of Bones
  • Mills, Richard

    Richard Mills, born in Provence, moved to West Cork at the age of 16. Since then he has combined the career of press photographer with The Irish Examiner and Evening Echo, with that of keen wildlife photographer, garnering many national and international awards and seeing his images published across the world.   (more)

    • Old Ways, Old Secrets
    • Follow the Old Road
    • West Cork: A Place Apart
  • Angus Mitchell

    Mitchell, Angus

    Angus Mitchell was born in Africa and educated in England. From 1987 to 1992 he lived in Spain where he wrote extensively on Spanish culture, food and cinema and published the widely-acclaimed Spain: Interiors, Gardens, Architecture, Landscape (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1992).  From 1992-98 he lived in Brazil where he worked as a film and television correspondent and helped to develop the award-winning historical drama, Carlota Joaquina: Princess of Brazil (1995).   (more)

    • Roger Casement
  • Moller, Linda

    Linda Moller is a member of Friends of the Earth, and has spent time as a hill farmer in Wales. She believes that a greener and better world is a realistic goal, and would enhance the lives of both humans and animals. She has written for the Observer and the Guardian. Her film, To Be a Horse, was shown at the Edinburgh Film Festival.
    • The Great Pig Escape
    • The Chieftain's Daughter
  • Moore, Christy

    Christopher Andrew "Christy" Moore (born 7 May 1945) is an Irish folk singer, songwriter, and guitarist. He is well known as one of the founding members of both Planxty and Moving Hearts. His first album, Paddy on the Road (a minor release of 500, although made available again on CD through his website and at gigs in 2010) was recorded with Dominic Behan (brother of Brendan) in 1969.   (more)

    • The Christy Moore Songbook
  • Moore, Katherine

    KATHERINE MOORE has worked as an administrator for the Irish Writers’ Centre for seven years. She has worked on previous anthologies, including Out to Lunch and the Whoseday Book published in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.
    • Irish Writers Against War
    • The Secret of Kells
  • Morgan, Paul

    Paul & Sally Morgan live in Western Australia. Paul completed a Teacher's Certificate in 1970 and an Associateship in Art Teaching in 1980. Sally has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Western Australia and has post-graduate diplomas in Counselling Psychology and Computing and Library Studies.   (more)

    • Little Piggies
    • Anna's Secret Granny
  • Mary Morrissy

    Morrissy, Mary

    Mary Morrissy is the author of three novels, Mother of Pearl, The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey, and a collection of stories, A Lazy Eye. Her second collection of stories, Prosperity Drive, is forthcoming in 2016.

    Mother of Pearl, her first novel, was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award (now Costa) and The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey were both nominated for the Dublin Impac International Literary Award.   (more)

    • The Rising of Bella Casey
    • Belfast
    • Das Goldene Buch - Belfast
  • Peter Mulryan

    Mulryan, Peter

    Peter Mulryan became interested in the world of food and drink over a decade ago while filming in France and went on to make numerous programmes about cooking and, of course, alcohol. After visiting just about every distillery in Scotland and Ireland, Peter married his Scottish bride on the Isle of Skye last year.   (more)

    • The Whiskeys of Ireland
    • All in the Cooking
    • Nothing to Declare
  • Brendan Murphy

    Murphy, Brendan

    BRENDAN MURPHY began work as a press photographer in 1974 having previously been a barman and publican in the Falls Road area of west Belfast. In a newspaper career spanning four decades he has won all the major awards in Northern Irish press photography. Brendan’s work has appeared in most of the major Irish newspapers as well as many of the London-based tabloids and broadsheets and several European magazines and newspapers.   (more)

    • Eyewitness
  • Colin Murphy

    Murphy, Colin

    Colin Murphy is the author of The Most Famous Irish People You’ve Never Heard Of and co-author of the bestselling ‘Feckin’ collection (The O’Brien Press). His début historical novel Boycott (Brandon) was published in 2012 to great acclaim. 

    • The Priest Hunters
    • Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History
    • In The Name of Jaysus!
  • Frank Murphy

    Murphy, Frank

    Frank Murphy is a retired school principal, living in Cork. His teaching career, which began in Dublin, took him also to north Wexford, and eventually to Cork city.

    He has written stories, non-fiction pieces and poetry in Irish and English. Most of his work has appeared in school books in Ireland and the UK, with some stories also included in anthologies of children's fiction on both sides of the Atlantic.

    • Gulliver in Lilliput
    • The Big Fight
    • Charlie Harte and his Two-Wheeled Tiger
    • Burren Dinners
    • Dingle Dinners
  • Joe Murphy

    Murphy, Joe

    Joe Murphy was born in 1979 in Co. Wexford, Ireland. In Enniscorthy Vocational College, he excelled at English, winning several awards and being shortlisted for Young Science Fiction Writer of the Year. Joe studied English at University College Dublin where he received 1st Class Hons and a scholarship to complete a Masters in Early Modern Drama.   (more)

    • I Am In Blood
  • Judy May Murphy

    Murphy, Judy May

    Judymay Murphy (who writes as Judy May for teens) is an International Success Coach, Speaker and Author who coaches thousands of people around the world on how to make their dreams come true. Her series of books for teenage girls are witty, diary-style adventure stories with age-appropriate romances all based on solid coaching practices.   (more)

    • Copper Girl
    • Diamond Star Girl
    • Hazel Wood Girl
  • Con Nagle

    Nagle, Con

    CON NAGLE is a director of Global Properties Auctioneers, Cork, and is one of only a handful of estate agents who are members of both auctioneering bodies in Ireland: the Institute of Professional Auctioneers and Valuers (IPAV) and Irish Auctioneers and Valuers Institute (IAVI).
    • Selling Your Home
  • Navratil, Elisabeth

    Elisabeth Navratil's grandfather, Michel Navratil, and her father and uncle, were aboard the Titanic on the night the world's unsinkable ship sank. The story of the tragedy is now very much a part of Elisabeth's own life story. She has realised her dreams of a career in music by becoming an opera director.   (more)

    • Survivors
    • Celtic Magic Tales
    • Hide and Speak Irish
  • Dairine Ní Dhonnchú

    Ní Dhonnchú, Dairine

    Is aisteoir agus múinteoir bunscoile í Dairíne. Tá sí ag obair le Ros na Rún faoi láthair.

    Dairíne Ní Dhonnchú is an actor and a primary school teacher. She also works on the Irish language soap opera Ros na Rún.

    • Páidí Péintéir
    • An Dochtúir Dan
  • Róisín Ní Ghairbhí

    Ní Ghairbhí, Róisín

    Dr Róisín Ní Ghairbhí is a lecturer in the Department of Irish, St. Patrick’s College, Dublin City University. She is co-editor with Eugene McNulty of Patrick Pearse, Collected Plays/Drámaí an Phiarsaigh (Irish Academic Press, 2013). She has published widely on various aspects of modern Irish literature and culture and is active in various cultural organisations, including the Imram literary festival and Conradh na Gaeilge.

    • Willie Pearse
  • Aine Ní Ghlinn

    Ní Ghlinn, Aine

    Scríbhneoir agus léachtóir í Áine Ní Ghlinn. Tá trí chnuasach filíochta foilsithe aici. Bíonn sí ag scríobh freisin don dráma teilifíse Ros na Rún ar TG4.

    Áine Ní Ghlinn is a writer and lecturer. She has published three volumes of poetry. She also writes for the television drama series Ros na Rún on TG4.

    • Thar an Trasnán
    • Daifní Dineasár
    • Moncaí Dána
  • Eanna Ní Lamhna

    Ní Lamhna, Eanna

    Éanna Ní Lamhna has a degree in Botany and Mircobiology and a H. Dip in Education from UCD. She is a long-standing member of the panel of experts on RTÉ’s wildlife programme ‘Mooney goes Wild’, and one of the most instantly recognisable voices on Irish radio. Originally from Louth, she now lives in Dublin, since 1967, and has been president of An Taisce since July 2004.   (more)

    • Wild Dublin
    • Jimeen
    • My Ireland Counting Book
    • Fond Memory
  • Caitríona Ní Mhurchú

    Ní Mhurchú, Caitríona

    Is aisteoir í Caitríona agus seo an tarna leabhar atá scríofa aici. Ainmníodh a céad leabhar, Ó Lúibín Lú, do duais Glen Dimplex.

    Caitríona Ní Mhurchí is an actor and this is her second book. Her first, Ó Lúibín Lú, was shortlisted for the Glen Dimplex award.


    • An Rún Mór
    • Faoin Sceach Gheal
  • Alan Nolan

    Nolan, Alan

    Alan Nolan lives and works in Bray, County Wicklow, Ireland. He has written and illustrated many books and comics for children and grown-ups, including Fintan’s Fifteen, Conor's Caveman and the Murder Can Be Fatal series.

    • Sam Hannigan's Woof Week
    • Danny Brown and the Talking Teeth
    • Danny Brown and the Monster Toothbrush
  • Giles Norman

    Norman, Giles

    Giles Norman is a photographer renowned for his atmospheric and arresting of black and white images. His extensive body of work ranges from dramatic landscapes to bold abstracts and timeless singular images. Giles has also travelled beyond the wild Irish shores, capturing contemporary scenes from the world’s greatest cities.   (more)

    • Wild Atlantic Way
  • Novak, Matt

    Matt Novak lives in Clermont, Florida with his wife.
    • Mouse TV
  • Honor O Brolchain

    O Brolchain, Honor

    Honor Ó Brolcháin is a grand-niece of Joseph Plunkett and has access to the family archives and memorabilia. She is also the author of All In The Blood: A Memoir of Geraldine Plunkett Dillon.

    • Joseph Plunkett
    • Wild and Free
  • Ó Conaill, Séamus

    Dublin-based writer,  Séamus Ó Conaill teaches in University College Dublin and works for publishers Gill Books. His short fiction has been published in a number of journals, featured on RTÉ Radio, and he has read at many festivals and universities in Ireland, China, Spain and the USA.   (more)

    • You Know You're Irish When ...
    • Irish Home Essentials
  • Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin

    Ó hAllmhuráin, Gearóid

    Dr Gearóid Ó hAllmhuráin is an Irish historian and anthropologist specialising in ethnomusicology and currently lecturing in Concordia University, Montréal, where he holds the Johnson Chair in Québec and Canadian Irish Studies. A leading authority on the history of Irish traditional music, he is also an accomplished multi-instrumentalist with several All-Ireland titles on concertina and uilleann pipes to his credit.

    • A Short History of Irish Traditional Music
    • A Short History of Ireland
    • Jimeen
  • Brendan O'Brien

    O'Brien, Brendan

    Brendan O’Brien reported on Northern Ireland as RTÉ’s senior current affairs reporter beginning in 1974, and he made three major documentaries about the IRA. He won many awards for investigative journalism, including European Journalist of the Year 1998 and the Amnesty International Award 2001.   (more)

    • A Short History of Ireland
    • A Short History of the IRA
    • O'Brien Pocket History of the IRA
    • Das Book of Kells
    • Exploring the Book of Kells (Japanese)
    • Un Viaje a Través del Libro de Kells
    • Cures, Hoors and Floating Voters
  • Joe O'Brien

    O'Brien, Joe

    Joe O'Brien lives in Ballyfermot in Dublin with his wife and children. He is the author of nine books featuring Alfie Green, a boy who can talk to plants. For older readers he has written three books about Danny Wilde and his Littlestown Crokes GAA team, Legends' Lair (about Charlie Stubbs and his dreams of becoming a soccer player) and one fantasy novel, Beyond the Cherry Tree.   (more)

    • Alfie Green and the Magical Gift
    • Alfie Green and a Sink Full of Frogs
    • Alfie Green and the Bee-Bottle Gang
  • O'Brien, Mary

    Mary O'Brien has set Simplex crosswords for the Irish Times for over 20 years.
    • The Big Book of Simplex Crosswords from The Irish Times
    • Simplex Crosswords From the Irish Times: Book 1
    • Simplex Crosswords from the Irish Times: Book 2
    • On The Banks of the Dodder
  • Billy O'Callaghan

    O'Callaghan, Billy

    Billy O'Callaghan was born in Cork in 1974, and is the author of three previous short story collections: In Exile (2008) and In Too Deep (2009), both published by the Mercier Press, and The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind (2013) published by New Island Books, the title story of which earned him the 2013 Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Award for Short Story of the Year.   (more)

    • The Dead House
  • John O'Callaghan

    O'Callaghan, John

    Dr John O’Callaghan lectures in St. Angela’s College, Sligo. His research focuses on twentieth-century Ireland and processes of imperialism and nationalism, the education system, political and military history, sports history, and commemoration. His publications include: Teaching Irish Independence: History in Irish Schools, 1922-72 (Newcastle, 2009); Revolutionary Limerick - The Republican Campaign for Independence in Limerick, 1913-21 (Dublin, 2010); The Battle for Kilmallock (Cork, 2011); Subversive Voices: Narratives of the Occluded Irish Diaspora (Oxford, 2012); Plassey’s Gaels: GAA in the University of Limerick (Cork, 2013)

    • Con Colbert
  • O'Callaghan, Sean

    Sean O'Callaghan was borh in Killavullen, Co Cork in 1918. He was commissioned in the Irish Army in 1936. On leaving the army he baceme a journalist in Fleet St, as well as in Nairobi. He published his first book, The Easter Lily, in 1956, and became a full-time writer. He died as To Hell or Barbados went to press, in August 2000.

    • To Hell or Barbados
  • Brendan O'Carroll

    O'Carroll, Brendan

    International star of multiple BAFTA-award-winning TV series Mrs Brown's Boys and Mrs Brown's Boys: d'Movie, Brendan O’Carroll's story begins very modestly.

    The youngest of eleven children, Brendan O’Carroll was born in Dublin’s inner-city in 1955. His mother, Maureen, was a Labour TD (MP) and a huge influence on his life.   (more)

    • The Mammy (Audiobook)
    • The Mammy
    • The Chisellers
    • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly: The Teenage Dirtbag Years
    • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, PS, I scored the bridesmaids
    • Ross O'Carroll-Kelly, The Miseducation Years
    • Wild and Free
  • Brian O'Connell

    O'Connell, Brian

    Brian O’Connell is a former chairman of Shannon Heritage, the State company which operates a network of cultural tourism venues, such as Bunratty Castle, in Counties Limerick and Clare. In that role, and as a member of the Hunt Museums Trust, he had the opportunity to observe the economic and cultural legacy that John Hunt left to the region.   (more)

    • John Hunt
  • Christy O'Connor

    O'Connor, Christy

    CHRISTY O'CONNOR is a freelance journalist based in Ennis, Co. Clare. He formerly worked as sports correspondent in the Dublin newspaper industry. He is also a goalkeeper who played in two All-Ireland club hurling finals and he was a member of the Clare senior hurling panel for four years.
    • Last Man Standing
  • Fergal O'Connor

    O'Connor, Fergal

    Fergal O' Connor is an artist and illustrator from Co. Kerry. His work is set within an imaginative, fantastical, and often dark universe inhabited by strange characters and creatures, a sombre world where the amazing and the beautiful lives side by side with the bleak and tragic. He currently works from his home in Kerry where he creates artwork for exhibitions as well as illustrating for books and other publications.

    • Magical Celtic Tales
  • Finbar O'Connor

    O'Connor, Finbar

    Finbar O'Connor is the author of Wolfgran, in the O’Brien Red Flag Series for readers age 8+. He grew up in Finglas, Dublin and went to Trinity College Dublin, where he studied French and English, after which he went to work as a librarian for Dublin City Libraries. He is married and has two daughters, Esmé and Freya.   (more)

    • Wolfgran
    • Wolfgran Returns
    • The Poison Throne
    • The Crowded Shadows
    • The Midnight Court
  • Niamh O'Connor

    O'Connor, Niamh

    Niamh O’Connor is the author of the best-selling book on the life and crimes of Catherine Nevin, The Black Widow. She is also Crime Correspondent with Ireland on Sunday. She has previously worked for The Examiner and RTÉ. Her experience in print journalism is extensive, and she has turned her talent to reporting in several different areas with great flair and precision.   (more)

    • The Black Widow
    • Cracking Crime
  • O'Connor, Ulick

    Oliver St John Gogarty himself appointed Ulick O'Connor to be his biographer. O'Connor spent six years researching published and unpublished material, as well as collecting the reminiscences of Gogarty's many friends to compose the book.

    • The Joyce We Knew
    • Oliver StJohn Gogarty
  • Valerie O'Connor

    O'Connor, Valerie

    VALERIE O’CONNOR is a cook, food writer and photographer; her column inches can be found in many national newspapers. She teaches classes in traditional cooking skills and has worked in professional kitchens from Brussels to Malaysia. She is a qualified Organic Horticulturalist and blogs about her food adventures at

    • Bread on the Table
    • Val's Kitchen
    • Fruit on the Table
  • Donal O'Dea

    O'Dea, Donal

    Donal O'Dea is a senior Art Director at one of Ireland’s leading advertising agencies.

    • Holy Smoke
    • A Massive Book Full of FECKIN’ IRISH SLANG that’s Great Craic for Any Shower of Savages
    • 20 Things To Do In Dublin Before You Go For a Pint
  • Owen O'Doherty

    O'Doherty, Owen

    Owen O’Doherty is an architect who lives in Dublin with his family, including two inventive kids. He has over twenty years’ experience working on all sorts of projects from small buildings to urban regenerations and has also taught urban design and architecture in Dublin and London. For the past nine years he has worked in Dublin City Council.   (more)

    • Bright Sparks
  • Daniel O'Donnell

    O'Donnell, Daniel

    A true sensation, Daniel has come from Kincasslagh in Donegal to capture the hearts of people throughout the world with his own unique style of music.

    • Living the Dream
    • Follow Your Dream
    • Margo: Queen of Country & Irish
  • Ruán O'Donnell

    O'Donnell, Ruán

    RUAN O'DONNELL is head of the History Department at the University of Limerick & the official historian of the Robert Emmet Association. He has written for The Irish Times and several historical publications.

    • Patrick Pearse
    • The Invincibles
    • A Short History of Ireland's Famine
  • Niall O'Dowd

    O'Dowd, Niall

    Niall O’Dowd is founder and editor of The Irish Voice newspaper and Irish America magazine and creator of , the global Irish portal site launched in March 2009. He is also the author of Fire in the Morning, a book on the Irish in the World Trade Centre on 9/11. He is a frequent analyst on Irish-American affairs for CNN, for RTE and other radio and TV networks.   (more)

    • An Irish Voice
  • Eileen O'Driscoll

    O'Driscoll, Eileen

    Eileen O'Driscoll is a chartered physiotherapist and acupuncturist. She combines her busy Dublin practice with caring for her three children. A 'foodie' with a passion for good ingredients cooked with flair and ingenuity, this is her first book.

    • Best of Irish Soups
    • 'A Bit Of A Shemozzle’
    • Páidí Péintéir
    • An Dochtúir Dan
    • Muck and Merlot
    • Best of Irish Home Baking
    • Best of Irish Traditional Cooking
  • Eroline O'Keeffe

    O'Keeffe, Eroline

    Eroline O'Keeffe is Trevor's mother, who led a single-handed campaign to bring a notorious serial killer to justice.
    • Fatal Journey
  • Padraig O'Keeffe

    O'Keeffe, Padraig

    PÁDRAIG O'KEEFE is from Cobh, Co Cork. A former Legionnaire, he is now a security expert who works in the most dangerous parts of the world.
    • Hidden Soldier
  • Olivia O'Leary

    O'Leary, Olivia

    A familiar face on our screens and voice on our radio and in our newspapers over the last thirty years, we know Olivia O'Leary from RTÉ's Prime Time and its predecessor Today Tonight, from the BBC's Newsnight and from BBC Radio 4's Between Ourselves. Her broadcasting career is interlaced with her journalistic career with The Irish Times and The Sunday Tribune.   (more)

    • Party Animals
    • Politicians and Other Animals
  • Sean O'Leary

    O'Leary, Sean

    Sean C O'Leary is deputy principal and special class teacher at Scoil Mhuire primary school, Shankill, County Dublin, and for many years was assistant of Blackrock Teachers' Centre. He has given courses to teachers in art and craft work.
    • Busy Fingers 2 - Summer
    • Busy Fingers 3 - Autumn
    • Busy Fingers 4 - Winter
  • Catherine O'Neil

    O'Neil, Catherine

    Catherine O'Neil is a retired school teacher living in upstate New York. She was a teacher for thirty-six years, during which time she discovered her love of children's books. She also holds a master's degree in art and is a skilled graphic artist and illustrator.
    • The Leprechaun's Riddle
    • The Leprechaun's Challenge
  • Karl O'Neill

    O'Neill, Karl

    KARL O’NEILL was born in Armagh, and now lives in Dublin. He is a theatre, radio, and television actor, currently portraying Tim Carney in RTÉ's popular soap 'Fair City'. This Christmas Karl will play the eponymous Wizard of Oz at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. This is to be the last ever production in that historic venue before it is demolished.   (more)

    • The Most Beautiful Letter in the World
  • Lauren O'Neill

    O'Neill, Lauren

    Lauren O’Neill is an illustrator and graphic designer based in Dublin. Originally from Wexford, she moved to Dublin to study in NCAD and stayed. Her work has appeared across a wide variety of areas from advertising campaigns to storybooks and gallery exhibitions. She has illustrated Jonathan Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels, winning the Children’s Books Ireland Merit Award for Illustration, and Blazing a Trail which won the Children's Book of the Year (senior) Irish Book Award in 2018.

    • Gulliver
    • The Night-time Cat and the Plump, Grey Mouse
    • Blazing a Trail
  • Brendan O'Reilly

    O'Reilly, Brendan

    Brendan O’Reilly is an illustrator and senior art director in the world of advertising. He is also the first person to climb every mountain in Ireland over 500 metres, despite being as old as the hills himself. He is married to Bernie, and they have two children, Vincent and Isobel.

    • Who's Feckin' Who in Irish History
    • In The Name of Jaysus!
    • A Big Pile of Blarney
  • Peter O'Reilly

    O'Reilly, Peter

    Peter O'Reilly is the rugby correspondent with the Sunday Times. He has been reporting on rugby since 1995.
    • Six Nations, Two Stories
  • Joe O'Shea

    O'Shea, Joe

    Joe O'Shea is a journalist and broadcaster, originally from Cork but living and working in Dublin.

    He has been writing for a range of national newspapers and broadcast media since he was 19-years-of age, first as a news reporter and then as a feature writer and columnist. He has also devised and presented TV programmes.   (more)

    • Murder, Mutiny & Mayhem
  • O'Shea, Owen

    Owen O'Shea writes a weekly political column in the Kerry's Eye newspaper. He worked in the Labour Party Press Office with three party leaders for five years. He was a candidate at the local elections in 2004 and worked behind the scenes on a number of election campaigns nationally and in Kerry. A graduate of UCD, he lives in Milltown, County Kerry.
    • Heirs to the Kingdom
  • Joe O'Toole

    O'Toole, Joe

    JOE O’TOOLE is an independent senator and President of ICTU (Irish Congress of Trade Unions). A teacher by profession, he was formerly General Secretary of the INTO, Ireland's largest teaching union. He grew up in Dingle, County Kerry.
    • Looking Under Stones
  • Jamie O’Connell

    O’Connell, Jamie

    Dublin-based writer, Jamie O’Connell teaches in University College Dublin and works in publishing. His short fiction has been published in a number of journals, featured on RTÉ Radio, and he has read at many festivals and universities in Ireland, China, Spain and the USA. His work has been short-listed for the Maeve Binchy Award and the Sky Arts Future’s Fund, and long-listed for BBC Radio 4 Opening Lines Short Story Competition.


    • Best-loved Joyce
  • Dr. O’Connor, Hubert

    Dr Hubert O’Connor was a well-known obstetrician and gynaecologist in Dublin. He played rugby for Ireland and was capped four times. After ten years’ post-graduate education in France and London, he set up his practice in Dublin. He was married to Anne, and they had two children. He spent thirty years researching the history of Barry O’Meara and Napoleon, and lectured on the subject all over the world.   (more)

    • Napoleon's Doctor
  • O’Donovan, Marita

    In a life of many incarnations, Marita has been a child, scholar, student, teacher, civil servant, mother, and animal enthusiast.  She has an abiding interest in Ireland’s history, culture and folklore, is an inveterate scribbler, and likes to read late into the night.


    • Brendan and the Blarney Stone
    • Vinnie Goes to Vegas
    • Ambassadors on Horseback
  • Siobhán Parkinson

    Parkinson, Siobhán

    Having grown up in Galway and Donegal, Siobhán Parkinson has lived most of her adult life in her native Dublin. She studied English literature and German at Trinity, and went on to take her doctorate in English literature. She has worked for many years as an editor, a profession that very closely resembles that of writing.   (more)

    • Animals Don't Have Ghosts
    • The Leprechaun Who Wished He Wasn't
    • Amelia
  • Norah Patten

    Dr. Patten, Norah

    Norah Patten was 11 years of age when she visited NASA on a family trip to the United States. From that moment on she was hooked on all things space! Norah was on a mission: she wanted to learn everything she possibly could about space exploration, rockets, and how she could someday become an astronaut.   (more)

    • Shooting for the Stars
  • Franck Pavloff

    Pavloff, Franck

    FRANCK PAVLOFF is a psychologist and a specialist in children’s rights. He spent ten years working with community development projects throughout Africa and Asia and another twenty years supporting associations to combat delinquency and drug abuse. His published work includes novels for adults and children as well as two volumes of poetry.   (more)

    • Brown Morning
  • Peter Pearson

    Pearson, Peter

    Peter Pearson is an historian, conservationist and noted artist with a lifelong commitment to the protection and enhancement of Ireland's architectural heritage. He has attended demolitions of many great houses, rescuing their decorative period features, in the process amassing a vast body of knowledge on the crafts, social and economic history of places throughout Ireland.   (more)

    • On The Banks of the Dodder
    • Peter Pearson's Decorative Dublin
  • Gillian Perdue

    Perdue, Gillian

    Gillian Perdue is a children's writer and dancing teacher. She previously worked as a primary school teacher for over fifteen years, and has always had a deep love for children's books. Gillian acted as chairperson of the Bisto Book Awards 1999-2000, and she has written resource materials for the use of real books in the classroom.   (more)

    • Conor's Cowboy Suit
    • Conor's Concert
    • Conor's Canvas
  • Nicola Pierce

    Pierce, Nicola

    Tallaght-born Nicola Pierce is a writer, living in Drogheda.

    • Mother From Hell
    • I Was a Boy in Belsen
    • City of Fate
  • Charlie Pike

    Pike, Charlie

    Charlie Pike started his writing career when he lived in Turkey, teaching English to adults and children. When he returned to Ireland he worked as an advertising copywriter and freelance journalist, writing feature articles for Irish newspapers, until an opportunity came along to work for an Internet start-up.   (more)

    • Jacob's Ladder
    • Irlande - Paysages Glorieux
    • À La Découverte du Livre de Kells
    • Les Plus Belles Légendes Irlandaises
  • Luca Pizzari

    Pizzari, Luca

    A freelance cartoonist currently living and working in London, Luca Pizzari fell in love with the art of the Kubert brothers when he was nine and decided he wanted to make comic books for a living straight away. He’s been drawing ever since. Loves Occult and Pulp themes, '60s-'70s sleazy B-series movies and too many superhero comic books.   (more)

    • Granuaile: Queen of Storms
  • Maureen Potter

    Potter, Maureen

    MAUREEN POTTER, one of Ireland’s best-loved stars, and known to many as the Queen of Comedy, died in April 2004, aged 79. She had a lifelong relationship with the Gaiety Theatre, beginning in 1939, and she is best remembered for her comedy in numerous pantomimes, variety shows and the hugely popular summer revue, Gaels of Laughter.

    • Tommy the Theatre Cat
  • Power, Frances

    Frances Power is an editor, journalist and writer based in Dublin.
    • The Golden Book of Ireland [Russian]
    • The Golden Book of Ireland
    • Le Livre d'Or Irlande
    • James Joyce
  • P.R. Prendergast

    Prendergast, P.R.

    P.R. Prendergast lives in Dublin, where he has worked as a school teacher for twenty-five years. In 2009 his first children’s book The Romanian Builder was published by The O’Brien Press. Dancing in the Dark, published by The O'Brien Press in 2010, was nominated for the 2011 Bisto Children's Book of the Year Award and was awarded the White Raven Label by the International Youth Library at Bologna Book Fair 2011.   (more)

    • The Romanian Builder
    • Dancing in the Dark
    • Milo and One Dead Angry Druid