Oisin McGann

Writer-Illustrator
Participates in 10 items
Oisín McGann was born in Dublin and spent his childhood there and in Drogheda, County Louth. He studied at Ballyfermot Senior College and Dun Laoghaire School of Art and Design, and went on to work in illustration, design and film animation, later moving to London to work as an art director and copy writer in advertising. He now lives back in Ireland and works full time as a writer and illustrator. He has produced numerous books for all ages of reader, including the Mad Grandad series, the MAC series and The Forbidden Files series. He has written eleven young adult novels: The Gods And Their Machines, The Harvest Tide Project, Under Fragile Stone, Small-Minded Giants, the three books in the steampunk series, The Wildenstern Saga: Ancient Appetites, The Wisdom of Dead Men and Merciless Reason; the conspiracy thriller, Strangled Silence, as well as the surveillance state thriller, Rat Runners. He has written two tie-in novels for the online strategy game, Kings of the Realm; War’s Harvest and Cruel Salvation, and two books for Oxford University Press’s Project X series for young readers. He has contributed short stories to a number of anthologies, including the collections Beyond the Stars and Once Upon a Place. He is a winner of the European Science Fiction Society Award, the Bisto Book of the Year Merit Award and the Bisto Shadowing Award (now known as the Children’s Choice Award). His books have been shortlisted for numerous other awards, including the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize in the UK, le Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in France and Locus Magazine's Best First Novel Award in the US. He served on the board of Children’s Books Ireland, the national advocate body for children’s books, for seven years. He has two more middle grade books due out in October, one he’s written for ISPCC Childline, and one he has illustrated, written by comedian Jason Byrne, and published by Gill books.

Sessions in which Oisin McGann participates

Thursday August 15, 2019

12:30 PM
12:30 PM
2:30 PM
2:30 PM

Friday August 16, 2019

10:30 AM
10:30 AM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM

Saturday August 17, 2019

11:30 AM
11:30 AM
2:00 PM
2:00 PM
6:00 PM
6:00 PM

Sunday August 18, 2019

11:00 AM
11:00 AM
1:30 PM
1:30 PM

Monday August 19, 2019

10:00 AM
10:00 AM