Gerard Whelan was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, and has lived and worked in a number of places around Europe. He has returned to his hometown of Wexford after spending some time in Dublin. He is the author of numerous children's books and has won numerous awards. The Guns of Easter, his first novel, won the Eils Dillon Memorial Prize for first-time authors. The Bisto Book of the Year Award was later given to Dream Invader.
He's also been named to the Reading Association of Ireland's shortlist. A Winter of Spies and Out of Nowhere are two further books by Gerard.
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