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Sean Hardie

Sean Hardie was born in l947. He worked for the BBC for fifteen years initially as a current affairs producer and latterly in comedy, where he co-produced the multi-award winning satirical programme Not The Nine o’clock News (BBCTV), which aired in the US as Not The Network News. He also produced, directed and wrote for Spitting Image (ITV), Bremner Bird and Fortune (Channel 4) and John Cleese’s Video Arts and directed The Signal Box for RTE. In addition to two BAFTA’s his TV work has also won the Silver Rose of Montreux, a US Emmy, and awards from the United Kingdom Writers Guild, the Broadcasting Press Guild and the New York and Chicago Film Festivals. In l985 he moved to County Kilkenny to concentrate on writing, since when he has published three well-received novels, contributed articles and columns for the London Independent and Times and written a commissioned screenplay, The Emerald State, for Channel 4 and five stage plays –Moldova, Burning Your Boats, God’s Hairdresser, The Life of Wiley and Ken and Margaret and the End Of The World. He’s currently working on another play and a novel. He lives with his wife, the poet and novelist Kerry Hardie, in Skeoghvosteen, County Kilkenny. He’s an Irish citizen.