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.
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Author Conor Kostick explores his journey to publication of his book about Strongbow and the Normans in Ireland.
Conor answers a range of questions from Oetinger, the German language publisher of Epic.
The massive growth in online gaming let to the thought: what if a game with millions of users actually mattered?
Strongbow - The Norman Invasion of Ireland
Defying all the odds 1600 men, women and children went out on 24 April, Easter Monday, 1916 to fight for an independent Ireland. Vividly illustrated, this book takes you through the battle-torn streets of Dublin.
Biography of Michael O'Hanrahan, one of the leaders of Ireland's 1916 Rising. A journalist, novelist and fierce nationalist, he was quartermaster of the Irish Volunteers, in charge of getting and managing many of the arms used in the rebellion.
The coming of the Normans to Ireland from 1169 is a pivotal moment in the country’s history. With colourful personalities and sharp political twists and turns, Strongbow’s story is a fascinating one.
A powerful and absorbing account of the stormy affairs of an extraordinary era
What if you could live in a universe where you were always the winner?
Pushed to his limits by a horrific accident, Liam discovers he has an amazing ability: he can ‘move’ to parallel universes where things always turn out just the way he wants.