A group of year 8 and 9 students had the pleasure of meeting the author Peadar O Guilin on Monday 6th February.

Peadar O’Guilin is a powerful and original new voice in YA fiction but has been writing curious stories for as long as he can remember. He attended the same boarding school as James Joyce in Co. Kildare and since then he has written plays, published short stories, and performed as a stand-up comedian. Language, landscape and the history of ancient Ireland are important themes for Peadar and after brief forays living in Milan and Venice he returned to his native Ireland and now lives just outside Dublin.

His new novel ‘The Call’ will certainly appeal to readers who like dystopia fiction such as the ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Divergent’.


“I can’t wait to read his book. It sounds great!”

Year 8 student

Students were able to purchase the book and have it personally signed by Peadar.


‘It is always fun hosting an author event and students gain an insight into the life of an author. Paedar was lovely and very engaging. The book looks astonishingly good. It is important to highlight to students new authors and genres.”

Mrs Cairns

Synopsis ‘The Call’

What if you only had 3 minutes to save your own life and the clock is already counting down…Three minutes.
Nessa, Megan and Anto know that any day now they wake up alone in a horrible land and realise they’ve been Called..
Two minutes. Like all teenagers they know that they’ll be hunted down and despite all their training only 1 in 10 will survive.

The book is available for students to borrow from the school library.

Call Book Cover Call
Peadar OGuillin
1st September 2016

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