New Island Books - 25 Years a-Growing

Brendan John Sweeney

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Brendan Sweeney was raised in County Cavan by an Irish-speaking father from Donegal and a Scottish mother. Brendan studied journalism at Rathmines and worked as a feature writer for the now-defunct Sunday Press, before travelling to and living in Spain, Germany, Denmark, and Norway. He has taught English to the Spanish Olympic team, worked as a news presenter for the Deutsche Welle in Cologne, and run a human rights campaign for a Danish organization in Yemen and Iraq. Brendan has written articles on subjects such as violence in Danish supermarkets and the influence of Celtic myths on Scandinavian literature. Once In Another World was inspired by his MA dissertation at the University of Copenhagen on the topic of IRA films, and by his abiding interest in myth, nationalism and the roots of political violence.