At home in the Revolution wins book award for history30 June 2016
Our title has been named a Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB book of the year awards bronze winner.
Narrowed down from nearly 2,000 entries by a panel of librarians and booksellers, along with Foreword Reviews’ editorial staff, the winners in 66 categories are considered the year’s best books published by independent publishers, university presses, and self-published authors. Foreword Reviews made the announcement in a live presentation at the American Library Association Annual Conference. A complete list of winners can be found here.
At Home in the Revolution, by Lucy McDiarmid, derives its material from women’s own accounts of the Easter Rising, interpreted broadly to include also the Howth gun-running and events that took place over the summer of 1916 in Ireland. These eye-witness narratives -- diaries, letters, memoirs, autobiographies, and official witness statements -- were written by nationalists and unionists, Catholics and Protestants, women who felt completely at home in the garrisons, cooking for the men and treating their wounds, and women who stayed at home during the Rising.
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Lucy McDiarmid will be speaking on women and the Rising at the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures (IASIL) conference taking place at University College Cork the week of 25-29 July. You can find more information here.
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