Maurice Pierse

Ernest Shackleton was an Anglo-Irish Antarctic explorer who attempted to reach the South Pole on several occasions. Maurice Pierse is an experienced Irish illustrator specialising in storyboards and visuals for advertising, and illustrations for print and comics. In recent years he has done storyboard work for American television channels FX, NBC Universal and the History channel. He lives in Dublin. John MacKenna is the author of eighteen books - novels, short-stories, memoir, non-fiction and poetry -- and ten stage-plays. A winner of numerous literary prizes including the Irish Times, C Day Lewis and Hennessy Awards, he teaches creative writing at the National University of Ireland and is currently writer-in-residence with Carlow County Libraries and Arts Service. He lives in Co Carlow in Ireland.