Frank DeLaney

Frank Delaney is the author of the "New York Times" bestselling novel "Ireland, " as well as "The Matchmaker of Kenmare, ""Venetia Kelly's Traveling Show, Tipperary, Shannon, "and "Simple Courage: A True Story of Peril on the Sea." A former judge for the Man Booker Prize, Delaney enjoyed a prominent career in BBC broadcasting before becoming a full-time writer. Born in Tipperary, Ireland, he now lives in New York City and Connecticut. "From the Hardcover edition."