Writer Fellow 2013
Eoin McNamee was born in Co Down in 1961. He is the author of seventeen books, including Resurrection Man, The Blue Tango, The Ultras, 12 23 and Orchid Blue. He is the author of a series of thrillers under the pseudonym John Creed, the first of which, The Sirius Crossing, won the CWA Steel Dagger. His first book for young adults, the Navigator, was a New York Times bestseller. He wrote the screenplays for Resurrection Man (1997) and I Want You (1998).
Oscar Wilde Centre for Irish Writing
School of English Trinity College Dublin
21 Westland Row
Visiting Writer Fellow 2012
Mary Morrissy (born 1957 Dublin) is an Irish writer. Morrissy was educated at the Rathmines School of Journalism. She worked in Australia, and as a sub-editor of The Irish Press. She taught creative writing for the University of Arkansas, and University of Iowa creative writing summer programmes.
She was a Cullman Fellow at the New York Public Library, for her work-in-progress, The Duchess, an imagined autobiography of Bella O'Casey, the sister of Seán O'Casey. In 2008 - 09, she was Jenny McKean Moore "Writer in Washington" at George Washington University, Washington DC.
Her novel "Mother of Pearl" was shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize and longlisted for the Orange Prize in 1996.