Angela Bourke was born in Dublin and lectures in Modern Irish at University Coellge, Dublin. She has lectured widely in the United States, Europe and Japan and has been one of the editors of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing, Vol. 4, dedicated to women's writing. Bourke's publications include the collection By Salt Water (1996), The Burning of Bridget Cleary: A True Story (1999) and Maeve Brennan: Homesick at the New Yorker (2004), a life of the recently rediscovered Irish writer. Among the prizes she has received are the Frank O'Connor Award for Short Fiction, 1992, and The Irish Times Non-Fiction Award and ACIS James S. Donnelly Prize, 2001, for The Burning of Bridget Cleary. Source: Ireland Literature Exchange.