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Jane O’Connor is a former primary school teacher turned academic and writer. She was born and brought up in Surrey and lived in London until she moved to the West Midlands in her mid-thirties. Jane’s PhD was about child stars and she is now a Reader at Birmingham City University where she researches children’s experiences of celebrity, media and everyday life. Jane lives in Sutton Coldfield with her husband and two young sons in a house full of pirates, dinosaurs, superheroes and lots of books. She really likes all animals, especially hedgehogs. Needlemouse is her debut novel.
Ian O'Connor is a Pulitzer-nominated journalist. He has worked for the New York Times and USA Today, among many others. He is also the author of The Jump, about college basketball and The Captain: The Journey of Derek Jeter.
Frank O'Connor was the pseudonym of Michael O'Donovan who was born at Cork in 1903. Largely self-educated, he began to prepare a collected edition of his works at the age of twelve and later worked as a librarian, translator and journalist. When quite young he learned to speak Irish and saturated himself in Gaelic poetry, music and legend. When he was interned by the Free State Government he took the opportunity to learn several languages, but it was in Irish that he wrote a prize-winning study of Turgenev on his relase. 'A.E.' began to publish his poems, stories and translations in the Irish Statesman. Meanwhile a local clergyman remarked of him, when he produced plays by Ibsen and Chekhov in Cork, that: 'Mike the moke would go down to posterity at the head of the pagan Dublin muses.' Frank O'Connor lived in Dublin and had an American wife, two sons and two daughters. He published Guests of the Nation, his first book, in 1931, and then followed over thirty volumes, largely of short stories, in addition to plays. Frank O'Connor died in 1966. Introducer Biography. Julian Barnes's novels include Flaubert's Parrot, A History of the World in Ten-and-a-half Chapters and Arthur and George. He has also published collections of short stories and essays and most recently, a memoir, Nothing to be Frightened of.
Richard O'Connor is a psychotherapist in private practise who served as director of a large non-profit community mental health centre for 14 years. He is the author of three books, including Undoing Depression and Undoing Perpetual Stress. He currently practises in Connecticut and Manhattan in the USA.
Anne-Marie O'Connor was born in Bradford to Irish parents. She has written plays for theatre, radio and television. She now lives in Manchester with her partner and baby.
Christy O'Connor writes about GAA for the Sunday Times. For twenty years he has kept goal for the St Joseph's Doora-Barefield senior hurling side, and he is also vice-chairman of the club. He is the author of the acclaimed Last Man Standing: Hurling Goalkeepers, which was shortlisted for the 2005 Boylesports Irish Sports Book of the Year Award.
Niamh O'Connor is one of Ireland's top true-crime journalists with exclusive access to some of the country's most terrifying criminals. By days she's to be found in the central criminal court, preferably on the bench beside the accused and directly opposite the jury. By night, she's mostly on the phone to cops, criminals and their victims. A reporter for Ireland's biggest selling Sunday newspaper, the Sunday World, she knows first-hand the world she's writing about, and which she's drawn upon in her first novel, If I Never See You Again.
Jack O'Connor, a native of Dromid in south Kerry, managed at club and inter-county underage level before becoming manager of the Kerry seniors and winning two All-Ireland titles in three years.
Scott O'Dell was born in Los Angeles. He was a journalist and an authority on California histor. He won many awards for his writing, including the Newbery Award for Island of the Blue Dolphins. He died in October 1989.
Tawni O'Dell was born and raised in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania. She earned a degree in journalism from Northwestern University. A mother of two, she lives with her husband in Illinois. Back Roads is her first novel.
David O'Doherty: is a stand-up comedian, writer and regular guest on television shows such as QI, Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You? He has written two theatre shows for children, including one where he fixed their bicycles live on stage.
David O'Doherty is very punctual. He lives in Dublin. Claudia O'Doherty had a lot of time on her hands prior to becoming a leading sharkeologist. She lives in Sydney, Australia. Mike Ahern moved from the country to the city to be closer to the internet. He lives in Dublin.
Jack O’Donnell has published 535 stories on ABCTales.com – which have almost 300,000 reads – where he is a competition winner, prized editor and blogger. He has held a variety of jobs throughout the years, including experience working in mental health care. He is from Dalmuir, Scotland.
Lisa O’Donnell won the Orange Screenwriting Prize in 2000 for her screenplay The Wedding Gift. Her debut novel, The Death of Bees, was the winner of the 2013 Commonwealth Book Prize. She currently lives in her hometown on the Isle of Bute.
Dennis O'Donnell was born in Scotland and attended Edinburgh University where he read English. He was an English teacher for many years before leaving to become a psychiatric orderly. He now lives in West Lothian.
Now in her eighties, Julia O'Donnell continues to live in Kincasslagh, County Donegal, surrounded by her friends and family.
Petty Officer Aircrewman Jay O'Donnell joined the Royal Navy in 1990. He qualified as one of a handful of Search and Rescue divers in 1995. He's now stationed at RNAS Culdrose in Cornwall, flying with 814 Naval Air Squadron aboard Merlin anti-submarine helicopters. He was awarded the Queen's Gallantry Medal for the rescue of the crew of the MSC Napoli. Co-author Humphrey Price is a writer and editor with twenty years' experience of working in publishing. He lives in London.
Daniel O'Donnell is one of Ireland's most popular and successful singers and recording artists. From humble beginnings in County Donegal, Daniel's rise to stardom has been astonishing and he is currently selling out venues across the United States. He was awarded an honorary MBE in 2002 for services to the music industry.
Hugh O'Donnell was born in Dublin in 1947. Hugh spent 26 years working in financial markets, and in 1978 setting up the first new stockbroking company in Dublin for over fifty years. He also worked as an actor and performed his own one-man shows in the Edinburgh and Dublin theatre festivals. In 1989 he founded a new Dublin theatre, Andrews Lane, in the city centre. He has written a number of film scripts for Jim Sheridan's production company, for Universal Studios and for various independent producers. This is his first novel.
Bernard O'Donoghue was born in Cullen, Co. Cork in 1945. He is a Fellow of Wadham College, Oxford, where he teaches Medieval English. Chatto have published his previous collections, including The Weakness (1991), Gunpowder (winner of the 1995 Whitbread Award for Poetry), Here Nor There (1999) which was a Poetry Book Society Choice title; and Farmer's Cross (2011). An edition of his Selected Poems was published by Chatto in 2008.
John O'Donohue, Ph.D., was born in County Clare in 1956. He spoke Gaelic as his native language and lived in a remote cottage in the west of Ireland until his untimely death in January 2008. A highly respected poet and philosopher, he lectured in Europe and America and wrote a number of international bestsellers: Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes, Divine Beauty and Benedictus, which he completed shortly before he died. He also wrote two collections of poetry, Conamara Blues and Echoes of Memory, his first published work.
Dinah O'Dowd was born and raised in Dublin. In 1959, at the age of 19, she escaped the suffocating atmosphere of Ireland, leaving her first born behind. It was at the pub she worked at in Woolwich that she met her future husband, Gerry O'Dowd. Over the years Dinah suffered repeated physical assault and prolonged mental torture, yet successfully bore and raised six children, one of whom became a world superstar - Boy George. In 2001 Dinah and Gerry finally divorced, after 42 years together. Dinah now lives alone in South East London.
Born in Dublin in 1979, Brian O'Driscoll is the most celebrated rugby player of our time. He has won three Heineken Cups with Leinster, two Six Nations championships with Ireland, and toured four times with the British and Irish Lions, including as captain in 2005.
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