Northern Protestants: Susan McKay in conversation with Dr Andrew Cunning

10 Aug

Northern Protestants: Susan McKay in conversation with Dr Andrew Cunning



Susan McKay’s new book, Northern Protestants - On Shifting Ground, is receiving stellar reviews and went straight into the bestsellers lists on publication this May.  From Derry, she is an award-winning journalist, commentator and author whose previous books include: Sophia’s StoryNorthern Protestants: An Unsettled PeopleWithout Fear: A History of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre and Bear in Mind These Dead. She has made award-winning radio and television documentaries, including The Daughters’ Story about the daughters of the murdered musician Fran O’Toole of the Miami Showband. She was a founder of the Belfast Rape Crisis Centre in the 1980s and from 2009 to 2012 was CEO of the National Women’s Council of Ireland. She works with NGOs, including WAVE Trauma Centre for which she has made podcasts as part of the ‘Stories from Silence’ project. Her work appears in the New Yorker, the New York Times, the London Review of Books, the Guardian/Observer and the Irish Times. She is writing a book about borders for which she received a major individual award from the Arts Council of NI and a bursary from the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust.

Dr Andrew Cunning is a community theologian and writer in Belfast, NI.  His first book, Marilynne Robinson: Theologian of the Ordinary was published in 2020 by Bloomsbury. He has a PhD in English Literature and Theology and is the director of Left Side Up, progressive theology organisation in NI.


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