We have just added a podcast featuring a reading by Irish Author Anne Chambers from her biogrpaphy “Granuaile: Grace O’ Malley ~ Ireland’s Pirate Queen“.  Anne’s name has become synonymous with Grace O’Malley. Her adult biography has inspired documentary makers, musicians, artists and writers from a range of creative disciplines worldwide.  First published in 1979, the biography of Grace O’Malley has made a unique contribution to Irish publishing history, never having been out of print since. Now in its 7th edition the book has brought Grace O’Malley out of the shadows and restored her to her place in both political and maritime history.   A new anniversary edition was published by Gill&MacMillan (Dublin) in 2009 and the book has recently gone on distribution in the UK.  The book is based on the extensive research the author undertook among contemporaneous 16th century manuscript material, both in public and private domain, in Ireland and in the UK.  Anne’s biography for young people Granuaile: Sea Queen of Ireland was published in 2006.