Peter Sheridan

© Peter Zoeller

(1952)
Peter Sheridan is a writer, theatre director, playwright, screenwriter and film director. He was one of the founder members of the Project Arts Centre in Dublin. In 1998, Sheridan wrote and directed The Breakfast, a short film which won the Prix Arte Europe Award at the Brest International Film Festival the same year. In 2000 he wrote and directed the film Borstal Boy, based on Brendan Behan's memoir. Sheridan's books include the two memoirs, 44, Dublin Made Me (1999) and 47 Roses (2002), and one novel, Big Fat Love (2003).

Books
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44: Dublin Made Me

Viking, 1999

It is New Year's Eve in Dublin, 1959. On the rooftop of 44 Seville Place, ten-year-old Peter Sheridan clings to the steel rod of a television antenna, turning it toward England. Pictures from a foreign place beam into the family's living room and change their lives forever. As the 1960s unfold, the Sheridans experience all the decade has to offer: sex, the Beatles, drugs, and the Troubles in Belfast. One of the best-known figures in Irish contemporary theater, Peter Sheridan recounts these hilarious, awkward, and heartbreaking years with exquisite timing and dramatic precision. Honest, sharp-witted, and compassionate, 44: Dublin Made Me draws us into this loving family as we explore the Dublin that shaped Sheridan.

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Portuguese

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47 Roses

Macmillan, 2001

With his trademark wit and honesty, Peter Sheridan has written an enthralling account of his parents' relationship, from their first encounter over a poker game in a Dundalk canteen to their final, happy days together in retirement. But all was not as straightforward as it appeared, for when Sheridan's father died suddenly, it became painfully evident that an awkward situation needed to be resolved. Since the 1940s, Peter's father had maintained a relationship with another woman, Doris, who now has to be informed of her old friend's death. At turns humorous and heartbreaking, 47 Roses is the unforgettable tale of a love that can transcend even overpowering odds.

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German, Dutch

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Darley Anderson Literary, TV & Film Agency
Estelle House
11 Eustace Road
United Kingdom

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W: www.darleyanderson.com
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Big Fat Love

Macmillan, 2004

When Philo knocks on the door of the Good Shephard convent seeking sanctuary from her husband Tommo, it's not just her own life she's about to overhaul. Swearing and smoking like a trooper, she sticks out like a sore thumb amidst all that convent holiness, but to both the nuns and the OAPs at the day-care centre Philo's earthiness and honesty bring just the kind of lifeforce they've been missing. While fighting a battle with her weight and a war with social services, who've temporarily placed her children in a local orphange, Philo artlessly manages to heal social rifts that have split the community and her family for years. In turns moving, hilarious, raw and heart-warming, Sheridan's charming début novel is alive with the sights and sounds of Dublin's North Wall.

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German

Rights Contact
Darley Anderson,
Darley Anderson Literary, TV & Film Agency
Estelle House
11 Eustace Road
United Kingdom

T: 0044 20 7385 6652
F: 0044 20 7386 5571
E: rights@darleyanderson.com
W: www.darleyanderson.com