3 September, 2014 //

Reading History

Join 3 of Ireland’s top authors for children for this wonderful event with a focus on reading and writing history.

Nicola Pierce is the author of two books for children, Spirit of the Titanic and City of Fate both featuring well known historical events. Her newer title City of Fate is set in Stalingrad during WW2 and is described by Guardian Children’s Books as “gripping, exciting and unimaginably shattering”.

Brian Gallagher is a full-time writer whose plays and short stories have been produced in Ireland, Britain and Canada. His first book of historical fiction for young readers was Across the Divide, set in the 1913 Dublin Lockout, followed by Taking Sides, set against the background of the Civil War, and Secrets and Shadows, an exciting spy novel that begins with the North Strand bombings during World War II.

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 is the author of Big Jim: Jim Larkin and the 1913 Lockout.

Recommended for 5th and 6th classes.

Presented by Red Line Book Festival @ South Dublin County Libraries