Irish Writers Against War presents an impressive range of literary voices from Ireland united by their opposition to the proposed war in Iraq.
The Writers Against War movement has gathered huge support and momentum around the world, inspiring the editors Kostick and Moore to put together this collection of prose and poetry from Irish writers.
With over thirty contributors and many new pieces of work, this anthology is a unique collection of Irish political writings.
With an introduction by Brian Friel, the anthology also includes contributions from John F. Deane, Roddy Doyle, Terry Eagleton, Seamus Heaney, Brendan Kenneally, Medbh McGuckian, Paula Meehan, Siobhan Parkinson and Enda Wyley.
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. His facebook readers page is here. KATHERINE MOORE has worked as an administrator for the Irish Writers' Centre for seven years. She has worked on previous anthologies, including Out to Lunch and the Whoseday Book published in aid of the Irish Hospice Foundation.