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Conor O'Clery is an Irish journalist and writer. He was born in Belfast and educated at Queen's University Belfast. He worked for The Irish Times for over 30 years in various positions, including news editor and foreign correspondent based in London, Moscow, Washington, D.C., Beijing and New York City.
He was won several awards, including Journalist of the Year, twice, in Ireland: first, in 1987, for his reporting of the Soviet Union, and, secondly, in 2002, for reporting the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, which he witnessed from his office three blocks away.
O'Clery has written a number of books.
- The Star Man, 2016
- Moscow, December 25, 1991: The Last Day of the Soviet Union, 2011
- May You Live in Interesting Times, 2008
- The Billionaire Who Wasn't: How Chuck Feeney Secretly Made and Gave Away a Fortune, 2007
- Panic at the Bank: How John Rusnak Lost AIB $700 Million (co-authored with Siobhan Creaton), 2002
- Ireland in Quotes: A History of the Twentieth Century, 1999
- The Greening of the White House, 1997
- Daring Diplomacy: Clinton's Secret Search for Peace in Ireland, 1997
- America, A Place Called Hope?, 1993
- Melting Snow: An Irishman in Moscow, 1991
- Phrases Make History Here: Century of Irish Political Quotations, 1886-1986