Kevin McDermott

Life
Author of fiction for young adults incl. A Master of the Sultan (1997), Watching Angels (Marino 2000), and Valentina (2012); works as national co-ordinator Professional Development for Teachers and promotes reading for younger people.

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Works
A Master of the Sultan (Dublin: Poolbeg 1997), Watching Angels (Dublin: Marino 2000), and Valentina (Dublin: New Island 2012).

Also issued Discovery: Leaving Certificate Poetry Anthology for Higher and Ordinary Level (Educ. Co. 1999), 332pp.

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References
There is a McDermott webpage at New Ulster Biography (UK) - online; accessed 30.03.2012.

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Notes
Plots: A Master of the Sultan (1997), set om 1942, tells the story of an Irish boy who becomes a master illustrator; Watching Angels (2000), visits Renaissance Rome and WWII Dresden; and Valentina (2012), in which the President's daughter is secure in shelter with elite survivors of global warming cataclysm, and ventures beyond the Green Zone to discover how the rest of the other survivors are living in the Badlands. See Books Ireland, April 2012, p.56 [i.e., front feature interview].

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