The UK is not just home to writers who make a living from the writing world, but it is also home to a wide range of creative voices that have taken their craft to new heights.
These are some of the stories told by Irish writers that have helped shape the UK literary scene.
Tom Paddington Tom Paddy is a writer and broadcaster who writes for BBC Radio 4’s The Morning Show and the BBC News Channel.
Tom, who is also a writer for BBC Wales, is the son of Irish immigrant parents who came to the UK in the early 1980s.
He grew up in Manchester and received his first writing job from his then school teacher, Dr John Gorman.
Tom grew up working in a newspaper in Manchester but, like many of his contemporaries in the creative industry, he moved to London to pursue his writing career.
In 2003, Tom was working for the BBC Radio 3 documentary series, The Voice of the Irish, when he was contacted by his editor and producer, Chris Burden.
Tom also hosted a series of podcasts, which he described as a “really great experience”. “
Chris said ‘we’ve got a story about a man from the south of Ireland named Tom Padden, he’s an Englishman who is interested in Irish culture and history, he wants to write about Irish people in the UK, but he has got no British accent and he’s going to tell his story from the point of view of the north of Ireland, where he came from, and it would be a great way to tell that story’.” Tom went on to work on several BBC shows including The Irish Countryside, which featured interviews with prominent figures from the north-east.
Tom also hosted a series of podcasts, which he described as a “really great experience”.
In 2014, he was named a Guardian Reader’s Choice award winner for his contribution to Ireland’s arts scene.
“They had a real hunger to tell stories, and that was what I was able to do.” “
They had a real hunger to tell stories, and that was what I was able to do.”
Anne O’Neill Anne O’thonye was born in Derry in 1943 and has lived in the United Kingdom since she was eight years old.
Her father was a painter and her mother was a school teacher.
Anne’s father was working as a painter at the time and he became the head of the local Irish Arts Council.
When she was seven, Anne went to London with her family and enrolled in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts.
Anne said: I did not have a lot of friends, so I was very sheltered.
I didn’t have much support and I didn´t really have any connections.
I was really isolated, and I think that is why I started writing poetry at a very young age.
Anne, who was working in the BBC documentary series Irish Countrylife, was also a presenter for the programme and has written for the New York Times, BBC Radio 1, the New Yorker and BBC News.
Anne told the BBC: “The Irish story is so often ignored.
“The story of Ireland is really the story of a country, a people, a civilisation. “
It’s a story of family, it’s a tale of courage, it´s a story that goes all the way back to the 14th century.””
The story of Ireland is really the story of a country, a people, a civilisation.
It’s a story of family, it’s a tale of courage, it´s a story that goes all the way back to the 14th century.”
I am also very interested in the stories that the Irish people have told about their history.
I love that aspect of the story.
Martin Bally Martin Baily is a Welsh writer and the author of The Story of Ireland: A History, which was published in 2014.
Baily, who lives in Dublin, has written about Irish history since childhood.
His father was an Irish-British soldier who served in the First World War and he was a student at the University of Strathclyde when he became interested in literature.
Bately said: The story of Irish people, and their stories of Irish history, is so important to me.
I want to tell people about the past and about the present and I really want to show that history is something that has gone on for hundreds of years.
I wanted to write something that would tell people of the past, that will show people of what it is that people have been through in their own lives, but also show how Ireland has changed and developed over the past 150 years.
Michael O’Kelly Michael OíKelly is a former member of the Nationalist Irish Republican Army (Nraíoil), who fought in the Battle of