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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.
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.
Frank O'Connor (1903-1966) is the author of such justly famous works as "Guests of the Nation", "My Oedipus Complex" and "First Confession" and numerous other fine stories, including "The Bridal Night," "The Luceys," and "The Long Road to Ummera." O'Connor published works of fiction and non-fiction continuously from the 1930s to the 1960s. Most recently his biography of Michael Collins, The Big Fellow, has been published by Picador.
Joseph O’Connor was born in Dublin. His books include eight previous novels: Cowboys and Indians (Whitbread Prize shortlist), Desperadoes, The Salesman, Inishowen, Star of the Sea (American Library Association Award, Irish Post Award for Fiction, France’s Prix Millepages, Italy’s Premio Acerbi, Prix Madeleine Zepter for European novel of the year), Redemption Falls, Ghost Light (Dublin One City One Book Novel 2011) and The Thrill of it All. His fiction has been translated into forty languages. He received the 2012 Irish PEN Award for outstanding achievement in literature and in 2014 he was appointed Frank McCourt Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. www.josephoconnorauthor.com
Award-winning businesswoman and number one bestselling author Pippa O'Connor Ormond is the brains behind one of Ireland's leading lifestyle blogs www.pippa.ie. She is also the founder of two of Ireland's leading brands POCO By Pippa and Pippa Collection. Pippa has a loyal following on social media with a reach of over 750,000 people each day across her platforms. Pippa lives in Co. Kildare with her husband, Brian, and their two young sons, Ollie and Louis.
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.
Niamh O'Connor is one of Ireland's best known crime authors. She is the true crime editor for the Sunday World, Ireland's biggest selling Sunday newspaper. Her job, in which she interviews both high profile criminals and their victims, means she knows the world she is writing about. If I Never See You Again went to number one in the Nielsen Heatseekers chart when it was released as in the UK in January 2011. If I Never See You Again was nominated in the Best Newcomers category of the Irish Book Awards in November 2010. The follow up novel, Taken, was a number two bestseller in Ireland in June 2011.
Brian O'Dea is a film and television producer in Toronto, where he lives with his wife and son.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Now in her eighties, Julia O'Donnell continues to live in Kincasslagh, County Donegal, surrounded by her friends and family.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 was born in County Clare in 1956 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 was awarded a Ph.D. in philosophical theology from the University of Tübingen in 1990. John wrote a number of international bestselling books: Anam Cara, Eternal Echoes, Divine Beauty and Benedictus, which he completed shortly before he died. He also wrote two volumes of poetry, Conamara Blues and Echoes of Memory. The Four Elements was originally published in separate editions in 1994/5.
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.
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