O’Faolain, Nuala

Nuala O'Faolain
Nuala O'Faolain, photo by Daisy Hayes. Image source newisland.ie

Nuala O’Faolain was born in Dublin in 1940.

Her autobiographical books are Are You Somebody? (Dublin, New Island Books, 1996/New York, Owl Books, Henry Holt and Company, 1996), which became an international bestseller; and its sequel Almost There: The Onward Journey of a Dublin Woman (Riverhead Books/London, Michael Joseph, 2003).

Her novels are My Dream of You (New York, Riverhead Books, 2001); The Story of Chicago May (Riverhead Books, 2005); and the posthumously published Best Love, Rosie (New Island Books/London, Arcadia, 2009/Boston, GemmaMedia 2010).

Her non-fiction includes A More Complex Truth : Selected Writings. Edited and selected by Anthony Glavin, with an introduction by Fintan O’Toole (New Island Books, 2010).

Are You Somebody? was included in Fifty Great Essays, ed Robert DiYanni (New York, Pearson Longman, 2008).

Her awards include a Jacob’s Award as producer of the RTÉ television programme Plain Tales (1985); Journalist of the Year, for her The Irish Times column, and a Prix Femina Prize for The Story of Chicago May in 2006.

She died in May 2008.


Nuala O’Faolain at New Island Books
Nuala O’Faolain at WorldCat.org
Nuala O’Faolain at Wikipedia
Nuala O’Faolain at The National Library of Ireland