Foreword contributor and best-selling author Malacy McCourt (1931 - ) was born in Brooklyn, New York, to Angela McCourt. From the age of three he was raised in Limerick, Ireland. In the early seventies he was a radio talk show host in New York City and frequent guest on national television in America. He is the recipient of awards from various organizations such as “New York Magazine” (Best of New York Award), Turning Point Inc. (Humanitarian Award), World of Hibernia (Super Irish Award), “Irish America Magazine” (Top 100 Irish Award), NYCLU (Florida Lasker Civil Liberties Award), His articles have been published in periodicals including “New York Newsday,” “National Geographic,” “Conscience Magazine,” and “The New York Times.” He co-authored the play A Couple of Blaguards with his brother, Frank McCourt. He is the author of more than ten books, including “The New York Times” bestselling, A Monk Swimming (Hyperion/1999), as well as, Singing My Him Song (HarperCollins/2001); Running Press has published four of his books on various historical subjects: Danny Boy (2001), The Claddagh Ring (2003), Voices of Ireland (2004), Malachy McCourt’s History of Ireland (2008). In the works is I Never Drink When I’m Sober (HarperCollins). His column, “Sez I to Myself,” appears regularly in the New York City newspapers “Manhattan Spirit,” “The Westsider,” and “Our Town.” He lives in New York with his wife of forty years, Diane.
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