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Brian Conaghan

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in Coatbridge, Scotland, The United Kingdom
October 06, 1971

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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.

His second novel When Mr Dog Bites was shortlisted for both the 2015 Carnegie Medal and the Children's Book Award Ireland, while his novel, The Bombs That Brought Us Together won the 2016 Costa Chilrdren's Book Award. His new novel, We Come Apart, written in verse, and co-authored with multi award winner, Sarah Crossan was released in Feb 2017.

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Happy to say that the paperback edition of my novel When Mr Dog Bites will be out on Thursday September 4th in the Uk. The cover is rather nice too.
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Description: The first chapter of my forthcoming novel...Just a little taster! If you wish I could stick on chapter 2 also.
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“It seems her kiss
sprinkle the magic
diamond dust
on my fear
and
my panic.”
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'I don't know, mate, but some people seem to be offended by other people's skin color.”
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