Gerard Whelan was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford.
He is the author of several books for children and is a multiple award-winner.
The Guns of Easter, his first novel, (Dublin, The O’Brien Press, 1996), won a Bisto Merit Award and the Eilis Dillon Award for first-time writers.
Dream Invader was the overall winner of the Bisto Book of the Year Award 1998, and War Children ( O’Brien Press, 2002), won the Reading Association of Ireland Award 2003.
Other books by Gerard Whelan include A Winter of Spies (sequel to The Guns of Easter) (Dublin, Gill and Macmillan, 1999); Out of Nowhere (Tandem Library, 2001); and Spiked: Church-State Intrigue and the Rose Tattoo (Dublin, New Island Books, 2002).
He lives in Enniscorthy.
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Gerard Whelan at O’Brien Press
Gerard Whelan at The National Library of Ireland