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Maurice Walsh was born in Clonmel, Co. Tipperary in 1961 and worked for The Irish Times in Dublin and Belfast before becoming a foreign correspondent in Central America during the revolutionary upheavals of the 1980s. Later he reported for the BBC as a correspondent and documentary from Africa, Asia, Latin America, the United States and Europe. He has lived in Managua, Santiago and Mexico City. His essays, reviews and reportage have appeared in Granta, the London Review of Books, the Dublin Review, the New Statesman and many other newspapers and magazines.

He is the author of Bitter Freedom: Ireland in a Revolutionary World 1918-1923 (published in the United States in 2016 by Liveright and in the UK in 2015 by Faber & Faber). His previous book The News from Ireland: Foreign Correspondents and the Irish Revolution (I.B. Tauris), was a TLS ‘Book of the Year’ choice in 2008.

He teaches holds a PhD from the University of London and teaches journalism at Brunel University. He was Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan in 2001 and Alistair Horne Fellow at St Antony's College, Oxford in 2010/11.