Sinead O'Brien

Sinead O'Brien


MIDPOINT Writers' Room Ireland 2021

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Sinead O’Brien is a multi-award winning director, producer and non-fiction author with a career that has spanned over twenty years. During this time she has collaborated with Screen Ireland, BBC, Sky Arts, Northern Ireland Screen, RTE, TG4, the BAI and NRK on a range of documentary films. Sinead O'Brien has co-authored two critically acclaimed non-fiction books. Left for Dead with Nick Ward was named Sunday Times Sports Book of the Year and has been optioned by Working Title Films to be made into major motion picture. It was also named amongst books of the year in The Daily Telegraph, The Guardian, The Irish Times and The Independent. Striking Back with Mary Manning was named non-fiction political book (2017) by the Irish Independent. This book has been optioned by renowned US playwright Matt Spangler who most recently adapted The Kite Runner.