Age-group: 13 – 15 years of age.
A new book by a young author whose first book, Cúpla, for a young people’s audience has been widely read and enjoyed across Ireland. This collection of short stories is connected by the thread of dealing with life’s most timeless challenges; love and hatred, growth and decay, falling and getting back up again. A shop-boy who dreams of escape, memories of a harsh Christmas, a husband who looks after his wife, even after she has passed away, the tragic death of a brother through neglect, two friends who have an exclusively online relationship and each of whom are hiding something from the other.
Ógie Ó Céilleachair
Ógie Ó Céilleachair is a native of An Rinn Gaeltacht area in Co. Waterford. Following his education at the local primary and secondary schools in An Rinn, he went on to achieve an honours degree in Bachelor of Arts from UCC. Following this he graduated with first class honours in a Higher Diploma of Education degree from National University of Ireland Galway.
He then achieved a first class Masters Degree in Language Learning from Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUIG. Ógie spends his time between An Rinn and Limerick. He is employed as a teacher of history, Irish and drama in Gaelcholáiste Luimnigh, where he writes & produces a play with transition years annually. Katfish agus Scéalta Eile is his third publication. He has published a history text book in Irish for Junior Cert students. In 2011 he published a novel for teenagers Cúpla with Cló Iar-Chonnacht.