Marita Conlon-McKenna

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Marita Conlon-McKenna (born 1956) is an Irish children's writer.

Conlon-McKenna was born in Dublin and raised in Goatstown.[1] Her Children of the Famine trilogy was inspired by the Great Irish Famine.

Marita has won several literary awards, including the International Reading Association Award', the Osterreichischer Kinder und Jugendbuchpreis, the Reading Association of Ireland Award and the Bisto Book of the Year Award (1993).

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  1. ^ "Marita Conlon-McKenna". The O'Brien Press Ltd (obrien.ie). Retrieved 2015-09-28.

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