Conor Kostick is an historian and a writer of fiction for children and young adults.
His fictional works are Epic (Dublin, O’Brien, 2004); Saga (O’Brien, 2006); The Book of Curses (O’Brien, 2007); and Move (O’Brien, 2008).
His non-fiction publications include Revolution in Ireland (London, Pluto Press, 1996); The Social Structure of the First Crusade (Leiden, Brill, 2008); and The Siege of Jerusalem (London, Continuum, 2010).
His other work includes The Easter Rising, A Guide to Dublin in 1916 (O’Brien, 2000), co-author with Lorcan Collins; and Irish Writers Against War (Dublin, O’Brien, 2003), co-editor with Katherine Moore.
Epic was awarded a place on the International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) Honour List 2006 and Booklist Online’s Top 10 Fantasy Books for Youth: 2007. He received the 2009 Special Merit Award from the Reading Association of Ireland for his contribution to Children’s Literature and was awarded the Farmleigh Writer-In-Residence for 2010.
He teaches medieval history at Trinity College, and lives in Dublin.
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