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Brian Conaghan

  • 4 stars across 10 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... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    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... More

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    16th August 2002

    Conker

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    5th January 2017

    The Bombs That Brought Us Together: WINNER OF THE COSTA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD 2016

    Fourteen-year-old Charlie Law has lived in Little Town, on the border with Old Country, all his life. He knows the rules... More

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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... More

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    16th January 2014

    When Mr Dog Bites

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    2nd April 2020

    The M Word

    Moya. The M Word. Whisper it. Conceal it. But please, never mention it ... Maggie Yates talks to her best mate Moya e... More

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