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Brian Conaghan

Brian Conaghan

  • 4 stars across 13 books
Brian Conaghan was born in 1971. He was raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives and works as a teacher in Dublin. He is the author of The Boy Who Made It Rain and has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Over the years Brian has made his dosh as a painter and decorator, a barman, a DJ, an actor, a teacher and now a writer. He currently lives in Dublin with two beauties who hinder his writing: his wife Orla and daughter Rosie.
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14th June 2018

The Weight of a Thousand Feathers

WINNER OF THE AN POST IRISH BOOK AWARDS TEEN & YOUNG ADULT BOOK OF THE YEAR 2018 LONGLISTED FOR THE CILIP CARNEGIE MEDAL... MoreThe Weight of a Thousand Feathers

(14 reviews) Review
15th April 2021

Cardboard Cowboys

Multi-award-winning author Brian Conaghan's first book for 10+ readers is a future classic brimming with humour and hear... MoreCardboard Cowboys

(10 reviews) Review
16th February 2023

Swimming on the Moon

Twelve-year-old Anna’s parents are going through a rough patch, but Anna can’t let them split up. Not when it might mean... MoreSwimming on the Moon

(4 reviews) Review
9th February 2017

We Come Apart

YA rising stars Sarah Crossan and Brian Conaghan join forces to break readers' hearts in this contemporary story of star... MoreWe Come Apart

(2 reviews) Review
21st April 2016

The Bombs That Brought Us Together

Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules... MoreThe Bombs That Brought Us Together

(1 review) Review
3rd June 2011

The Boy Who Made it Rain

Recommended age 16+. When a school tragedy happens, you may lay the blame on society, the Internet, TV or violent films... MoreThe Boy Who Made it Rain

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14th June 2018

One Thousand Feathers

Angry and irreverent, tender and poignant - this is a bold exploration of the lengths to which we'll go for the ones we ... MoreOne Thousand Feathers

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16th August 2002

Conker

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4th September 2014

When Mr Dog Bites

Shortlisted for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2015 Hilariously touching and outrageously unforgettable: Mark Haddon’s Chris... MoreWhen Mr Dog Bites

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