Author of six biographies, historical novel, collection of short stories, film screenplays, stage and radio plays, Anne writes, lectures and has been interviewed around the world about her writing ( see dedicated pages for publication details )
Her books have been made into Radio and TV drama-documentaries for Discovery Channel. Learning Channel, RTE etc and have been translated and published abroad. She has appeared regularly on radio and TV programmes, most recently on the BBC’s popular series Who Do You Think You Are, on Nationwide RTE I and RTE Lyric FM.
She was short-listed for the GPA Irish Book Awards (biography) and for the 2004 Irish Hennessy Literary Awards (short story).
’Making the past accessible, as well as adjusting history’s glaring gender imbalance, has been my motivation, especially with the biographies’.
Anne has co-scripted a number of screenplays for cinema and TV ( see dedicated page for details ) some of which have been supported by the Irish Film Board and by Media. Her screenplay LORNA ( see dedicated page for details ) was short-listed for the screenplay award at the Jameson Dublin International Film Festival 2009.
She lectures and has designed and presented public exhibitions on the subjects of her books ( see dedicated page for details ).
She holds an MA in History from the National University of Ireland and is a member of the Irish Writers Union and the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild.
Author ANNE CHAMBERS at the new Grace O’ Malley statue at Westport House with sculptor Michael CooperOver the years Anne’s name has become synonymous with GRACE O’MALLEY. Her biography of the Pirate Queen has become the inspiration for documentary film makers, composers and writers from a range of creative disciplines worldwide, as well as for students in all educational levels, both in Ireland and abroad.
’Writing Granuaile’s biography has turned out to be a wonderful adventure, in the company of this truly remarkable woman, an adventure which seems destined to continue’. Anne Chambers