Irish Book Awards

Joe Duffy & Freya McClements

Broadcaster and author Joe Duffy is the presenter of Ireland’s most popular daily radio show, Liveline, on RTE Radio 1. He also presents Liveline Callback on RTÉ One Television. Born in Dublin’s Mountjoy Square and reared in Ballyfermot, he published his bestselling memoir Just Joe in 2010. In 2015, his original research on the children killed during the Easter Rising of 1916 unearthed, for the first time, information on the forty children who died violently that week. His acclaimed book Children of the Rising won the non-fiction Book of the Year at the Irish Book Awards.

Journalist and author Freya McClements is Northern Correspondent with The Irish Times. From Derry, she is a former reporter with the Derry Journal and was a journalist and producer with the BBC in Northern Ireland from 2007-2016, as well as a documentary producer and presenter for the BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Radio 4. She is also the author of the short story collection The Dangerous Edge of Things (Guildhall Press, 2012). Freya was the captain of the team from Magdalen College, Oxford, which won University Challenge in 2004, and she represents Northern Ireland on the BBC Radio 4 Panel show Round Britain Quiz.

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