John MacKenna is the author of fifteen books novels, short-story collections, memoir, poetry and biography and a number of radio and stage plays. He is a winner of The Irish Times; Hennessy and Cecil Day Lewis Awards. He is also a winner of a Jacobs Radio award for his documentary series on Leonard Cohen and a Worldplay Silver Medal (New York) for his radio play The Woman at the Window (RTE Radio 1). He lives in county Carlow and lectures in Creative Writing at NUIM.
And then we told them. The first thing that happened was that everything was swept off the table, crockery and cutlery crashed and clanged on the tiled floor. I didn t mind that; I was expecting it. The next thing that h ...Quick View
Drawing on family records, diaries and letters, this book aims to take us beyond the myth to Shackleton the man. It relates the untold stories of Shackleton's upbringing in Kildare, his time in the Merchant Navy, his mar ...Quick View
These wide-ranging stories follow the disparate disciples of the Captain – a mysterious, powerful and magnetic figure whose violent and chaotic death at the hands of the army radically alters their lives in myriad ways ...Quick View