THE M WORD

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Brian Conaghan

Costa and Irish Book Award winner Brian Conaghan will chat about his latest YA title The M Word, an unforgettable novel about grief and healing. An opportunity to see one of the finest YA authors in person.

Venue:

Carrickpheirish Library 

Time:

11:00am

Date:

Friday, 23rd October

Admission:

Schools Event (booking essential)

Booking:

076 110 2696

Ages:

11 years plus

WATERFORD WRITERS WEEKEND

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Brian Conaghan was born and raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives in Dublin. He has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. For many years Brian worked as a teacher and taught in Scotland, Italy and Ireland.

His first YA novel for Bloomsbury, When Mr Dog Bites, was shortlisted for the 2015 Carnegie Medal, and his second, The Bombs That Brought Us Together, won the 2016 Costa Children's Book Award. We Come Apart, a verse novel co-authored with Carnegie Medal winner Sarah Crossan, won the 2018 UKLA Book Award, and his fourth novel, The Weight of a Thousand Feathers, won the 2018 Irish Book Award for Teen & Young Adult Book of the Year.

Brian Conaghan has written seven Young Adult novels. His 2014 book, WHEN MR DOG BITES, was shortlisted for both Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) Award and the Carnegie Medal. This was followed by THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER which won the 2016 Costa Children’s Book Award. In 2017, WE COME APART - a collaboration with Sarah Crossan -  won the United Kingdom Literary Award. His novel, THE WEIGHT OF A THOUSAND FEATHERS, won the 2018 An Post Teen & YA Irish Book of the Year and CBI Honour Award. While his 2019 novel, THE M WORD, to date, has been shortlisted for the An Post YA and Teen Book of the Year. Brian’s new book, Cardboard Cowboys, will be published in April 2021.