Michelle Jackson is the bestselling author of three novels Two Days in Biarritz, Three Nights in New York and One Kiss in Havana. In the 1980s Michelle attended the National College of Art and Design where she majored in printed textiles for fashion. She has spent seventeen years teaching art at secondary level in Dublin and also lectured in fashion appreciation and history at third level in Oxford, UK. Michelle lives in Howth, Co Dublin with her husband and two children.
Helen James is a leading designer and lifestyle/cookery blogger whose Considered range for Dunnes Stores has made her a household name in Ireland. She previously worked as Design Director for Donna Karan Home in New York and was co-presenter of RTE's Home of the Year. She is a mother to three boys and lives in Dublin. A Sense of Home is her first book.
Born in 1950 in Sligo, Ireland, Neil Jordan's early career began as a writer. He won The Guardian Fiction Prize for his book of short stories Night in Tunisia (1976). Since then he has gone on to publish four novels, The Past (1979), The Dream of a Beast (1983), Sunrise With Sea Monster (1994), and Shade (2004). In 1982 Neil Jordan wrote and directed his first feature film, Angel, and went on to becoming an internationally renowned filmmaker. Films include The Crying Game, Interview with a Vampire, Michael Collins, The Butcher Boy and, currently in post-production, Breakfast on Pluto. Neil Jordan lives in Dublin, Ireland.
Paul Joyce's debut film, a unique co-operation with the playwright Samuel Beckett, and exhibitions which followed, established him internationally as a film-maker and photographer in the 1980s. He showed at the National Portrait Gallery, the Bibliothèque Nationale and the Witkin Gallery in New York and his documentaries have been nominated both for International Emmy and Cable Ace Awards. Paul as also published two collaborations with David Hockney and is currently Artist in Residence at Eastwell Manor, Kent.