Kirwan, Gary

In January 2011 Gary Kirwan was morbidly obese, weighing over 41 stone. With the help of Today FM’s Ray Darcy Show, he has so far lost 13 stone, finished the Dublin City Marathon and was able to return to college, currently studying Management and Marketing in Limerick Institute of Technology.
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Klaus, Gustav

H Gustav Klaus holds the Chair of British Literature at the University of Rostock. He has taught and lectured in many countries including Australia, Britain, Denmark, France and Spain. He takes special interest in the 'little' tradition of working-class and socialist writing. His first major book was a study of another Spanish volunteer, Christopher Caudwell. This was followed by The Socialist Novel in Britain, ed. (1982), The Literature of Labour (1985), The Rise of Socialist Fiction 1880-1914 ed. (1987) and an anthology of working-class stories, Tramps, Workmates and Revolutionaries (1993).
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Kohn, Roger

Born in York in 1951, Roger Kohn studied with Rowan Gillespie at York School of Art in 1969. After earning a first class honours degree from Chelsea School of Art, he boarded a tramp steamer to South America. He was arrested and interrogated on three occasions for insurgency and abuse of the Argentine authorities. He declined an offer from MI6 to return to Argentina and travelled the world instead, visiting more than 60 countries and building an extensive photographic library. He now runs a design and publishing business in Berkshire, where he lives with wife Karen, daughter Katie and Aku the parrot. Roger’s first one-man show was held at the Zillah Bell Gallery, Thirsk, in 2003.
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Kostick, Conor

Conor Kostick is a writer and historian living in Dublin. As a novelist he was awarded the Farmleigh writer's residency for the summer of 2010 and a place on the nominees list for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2012 and 2013. At their 2009 awards, the Reading Association of Ireland gave him the Special Merit Award ‘in recognition of his significant contribution to writing for children in Ireland’.

 

Epic is Conor’s most successful book, selling over 100,000 copies worldwide. It was awarded a place on the International Board on Books for Young People "White Ravens" list for 2006 and on the Booklist Best Fantasy Books for Youth list for 2007.

As an historian, Conor Kostick's holds a PhD and a gold medal from Trinity College Dublin. He won first prize in the 2001 Dublinia Medieval Essay Competition, and has held fellowships from the Irish Research Council and the University of Nottingham. In 2013, he was awarded a Marie Curie research grant from the EU.

Conor was twice chairperson of the Irish Writers' Union.

His facebook readers page is here.

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Krieger, Carsten

Carsten Krieger's unique images of the Irish landscape are highly acclaimed and he is the author of several books of his spectacular landscape photography. His photographs have also been published in magazines and calendars and he exhibits in Ireland and abroad on a regular basis.

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Krüse, Tarsila

Tarsila Krüse is a Brazilian-born children’s book illustrator. Her début picture book Ná Gabh ar Scoil! (Futa Fata) was shortlisted for The CBI Book of The Year Awards 2016 and her second book, Bliain na nAmhrán (Futa Fata) is the winner of the CBI Judges' Special Merit Award 2017. She loves living in Dublin with her husband, son and two little dogs, Pixel and Tag.

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