No.1 in Offaly Libraries

I was delighted to hear that, in a recent poll of readers in libraries in County Offaly, I was voted Favourite Irish Author, ahead of some serious stars. The list went like this:

  1. Me!
  2. Marita Conlon-McKenna
  3. David Donohue
  4. Eoin Colfer
  5. Dolores Keaveney
  6. John Boyne
  7. Roddy Doyle
  8. Judy Curtin
  9. (Joint Place) Derek Landy, Maeve Binchy and John Connolly

Of the international authors, Roald Dahl came first, followed by Julia Donaldson and Jacqueline Wilson.
The poll was held as part of the library service’s World Book Day celebrations, and nearly seven hundred people took part. Thanks very much to everyone who voted for me – I’m honoured. And I hope to be getting back to doing a few events in Offaly sometime soon.