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2014 Book Festival Author
Paddy O'Brien and Erin Hart

Erin Hart and Paddy O'Brien are an accomplished creative duo and have received accolades from around the world for their writing and music.

Erin's atmospheric and literary crime novels set in the bogs of Ireland have won critical praise, earned the Friends of American Writers Award, been shortlisted for the mystery world's prestigious Anthony and Agatha and Minnesota Book Awards, and have been translated into eleven foreign languages. Her novels, which feature Irish archeologist Cormac Maguire and American pathologist Nora Gavin, are: Haunted Ground, Lake of Sorrows, False Mermaid, and, most recently, The Book of Killowen.

Paddy has won international acclaim for his amazing repertoire and artistry on the two-row button accordion, and in 2013 he was named Ireland's Traditional Composer of the Year at the Gradam Ceoil Irish Music Awards. His memoir about growing up in rural Ireland, The Road from Castlebarnagh, has received glowing reviews in Ireland and around the globe.

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