Malachi O’Doherty(2019)


Malachi O’Doherty is the author of nine books, two of them to be published in the coming year, including his first novel and Fifty Years On: The Troubles and the Struggle for Change in Northern Ireland. His first book, The Trouble With Guns, was described by the New York Review of Books as 'the most subtle and astute account of the IRA campaign yet written'. His books include an unauthorised biography of Gerry Adams and his story of working as a journalist in the early Troubles titled The Telling Year, Belfast 1972. Dr. O’Doherty worked as a journalist and commentator through The Troubles and the peace process. He has authored and presented hundreds of radio talks and newspaper articles for The Irish Times, the Guardian and the Observer. He also researched and presented several television documentaries for UTV, BBC and Channel Four. In recent years, he has attracted attention as a photographer. He is a current recipient of an Arts Council of Northern Ireland Major Artist Award.