She has travelled extensively and lectured in Africa, America (North and South), Asia (India and Singapore), Australia (Brisbane and Sydney), the Caribbean and the Pacific (Hawaii, Solomans, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea). She has written 30 books, over 80 articles and chapters in books; over 100 reviews, short papers and has edited several journals.
During her travels, she has amassed a collection of texts, as well as audio and audio-visual recordings, from around the world. These total in excess of 12 million words and include: Conversations; Descriptions of language choice and use; Oral and written literature. She is currently working on this archive material and translating the Pidgin and Creole texts.
Carol Ann Treacy is an Irish children’s author, illustrator and graphic designer. She lives in Kilkenny in a very messy house with her husband, two children and a bunch of wild cats; She loves to travel and sometimes wishes she could fly. She thinks geese are great. Honk!
Trevor's Ballroom of Romance is well known from its filmed version. His novel Old Boys won the Hawthornden Prize, Angel at the Ritz the Royal Society of Literature Award, The Children of Dynmouth and Fools of Fortune each won the Whitbread Award. Reading Turgenev was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Trevor also won the Sunday Times Award for Literary Excellence in 1992. His most recent book, The Story of Lucy Gault, was also a Booker Prize winner.
Juliet's Story is his only book for children.