Tana French grew up in Ireland, Italy, the United States and Malawi. She is the author of In the Woods (winner of the Edgar, Anthony, Macavity and Barry awards for Best First Novel), The Likeness, Faithful Place, Broken Harbour (winner of the LA Times prize for Best Mystery/Thriller), The Secret Place and The Trespasser (Crime Fiction Book of the Year, Irish Book Awards). She lives in Dublin with her husband and two children. www.tanafrench.com
The Irish Franciscans
The Irish Franciscan Province was established in 1230. For nearly 800 years, the Irish friars have striven to live the Gospel of Jesus Christ following the example of Francis of Assisi, ministering to people throughout Ireland and overseas. The vision of St Francis was a simple one: he saw himself as living in a universe that reflected the beauty of God, sharing it with other creatures who he regarded as his brothers and sisters. The Franciscans devote their lives to the search for God in prayer, simplicity, brotherhood and service to others.www.franciscans.ie
Formerly of IMAGE Publications (and entertainment.ie, where she was the Editor), Caroline Foran is now a freelance lifestyle journalist working in Dublin, and also runs her own digital publishing venture, GAFFInteriors.ie. Prior to her career in media, she obtained a degree in Communications and a Masters in Film & TV, both from DCU. Her first book, Owning It: Your Bullsh*-Free Guide to Living with Anxiety, is a No.1 bestseller in Ireland. The Confidence Kit is her second book.
Anthony Foley was born in 1973 and has become one of Munsters most-enduring and most-loved rugby players. He has captained his province and country and led Munster to European glory in 2006. He announced his retirement from the game in January 2008. He is married with two children and lives in County Clare.
Tara Flynn is from County Cork, which means she is a born expert in the field of Giving Out (Loudly and with Great Authority). Her work has taken her all over the world but she found herself an American husband while she was away so that worked out well.She works as an actress, columnist and improviser and has appeared in hit TV shows such as Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Irish Pictorial Weekly and Line of Duty. She makes satirical videos (Racist B&B; Armagayddon)whenever she gets cross about inequality. She is the author of the best-selling You're Grand: The Irishwoman's Secret Guide to Life and Giving Out Yards. Tara lives in Dublin with the American Husband.
Following a brain haemorrhage and NDE, Róisín Fitzpatrick turned this adversity into a positive life change. Integrating her passion for sharing the beauty of the eternal light with her business skills from her former career, she has become an internationally successful artist. Róisín lives in Co. Wicklow. Taking Heaven Lightly is her first book.www.RoisinFitzpatrick.com
Simon Fitzmaurice is an award-winning writer-director. His films have screened at film festivals all over the world and won prizes at home and abroad. He writes regularly for The Irish Times. His short fiction has been shortlisted for the Hennessy Literary Award and his poetry has appeared in the quarterly publication West 47. Simon is currently working on his first feature-length film My Name is Emily. He lives in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, with his wife Ruth and their five children.
Brian is a Dublin-based author, journalist, ghost-writer and editor. His debut novel, The Forced Redundancy Film Club, was a published in 2012, while his follow-up, Knowing Me Knowing You, was released to critical acclaim in 2014.?Brian is one of Ireland's foremost ghost-writers, the name behind several bestselling autobiographies for Irish and international celebrities.
Fergus Finlay broadcasts regularly on radio and television, with a weekly radio column on RTE, a weekly newspaper column in the Irish Examiner, and a monthly syndicated column in a number of regional newspapers. He is the bestselling author of three books, including his political memoir Snakes and Ladders. He worked for many years at the forefront of Irish industrial relations before moving into politics where he was adviser to Labour Leaders Dick Spring and Pat Rabbite. He is now CEO of Barnardos - Ireland's largest children's charity.
Neil Fetherstonhaugh was born in Dublin in 1971. After graduating from college in 1990. he worked on a number of local newspapers before leaving to go backpacking in the Middle East, North Africa and across Europe. In 1998 he travelled across the United States, Mexico and central America. Neil returned to Ireland in 1999 and took up a job as a reporter with the Northside People newspaper. Since then he has written two books, and appeared on TV and radio shows. He still travels extensively.
Based in county Kildare, James Fennell is one of ireland's leading photographers. He works primarily in the fields of fashion, interiors, travel and portraiture. He has contributed to Living in Sri Lanka and Irish Furniture. He has traelled extensively and is a regular contributor to Vogue Living, Cara and The Irish Times amongst others.
Robert Fannin was born in Dublin in 1954. He has written several plays for BBC Radio 4 and is currently studying Drama and English in Universtity of West England. He is married to Denise with two children and is living in Bristol.
Keith Falkiner is a sports reporter with the Irish Daily Star Sunday. He lives in Dublin.