Edward Newman graduated from University College Cork with a degree in English and irish and qualified as a secondary school teacher in 2004. He has been writing since his early teens contributing sports reports and news stories for his local newspaper. At UCC he was sports editor of the college newspaper. While teaching at Christian Brothers College, a well-known rugby school, Edwrad was heavily involved in coaching writng for The irish Examiner and Evening Echo at the weekends. In 2004, Edward left teaching to write full-time and now contributes to various national publications including The Irish Examiner, Village Magazine, The Irish Times and the Irish Sun where he is Munster correspondant.
Philip Nolan was born in Dublin in 1963. An award-winning travel writer, he has also worked for most Irish national newspapers, including the Sunday World, Sunday Press, Sunday Tribune and Evening Herald, and was deputy editor of Ireland on Sunday.
Andrew Nugent is a former practising barrister. As a Benedictine monk of Glenstal Abbey, Limerick, he was headmaster of the Abbey School before spending nine years in a foundation monastery in Nigeria. He has travelled extensively in Europe, the US and the Middle East, as well as in West Africa.