January 30, 2018

His book, The End of Outrage, Was Named the Irish Times’ Irish Nonfiction Book of the Year for 2017

Hackettstown, N.J., January 30, 2018 –Breandan Mac Suibhne, Associate Professor of History at Centenary University, has been nominated for IrishCentral’s Creativity & Arts Award in the category for The Written Word for his title, The End of Outrage: Post-Famine Adjustment in Rural Ireland, which was named the Irish Nonfiction Book of the Year by The Irish Times in 2017.   This inaugural awards event will take place in New York City on February 9, 2018.  It is designed to honor excellence and innovation across the Irish creative community in America.


Forty nominees have been selected in seven categories in addition to the Written Word category in Media & Innovation, Voice of Today, The Stage, The Screen, Visual Arts, Fashion & Design, and Irish American Centers and Festivals.


Published by Oxford University Press, The End of Outrage examines the massive changes wrought by the Famine in Mac Suibhne’s own part of Donegal, by focusing on how tensions arose within the Molly Maguires in the 1850s about their place in a transformed world.


“It is a great honor to have The End of Outrage listed in the same category as very fine books by authors who I very much admire,” says Mac Suibhne.


IrishCentral is the leading Irish digital media digital company in North America, providing political, current affairs, entertainment, and historical commentary to the Irish throughout the world.  The business caters to 34 million Irish Americans and 70 million Irish diaspora, and receives 3.5 million unique visitors per month.  It has a large and quickly growing social media following, including 500,000 Facebook followers, 33,000 Twitter followers, and 13,000 followers on Instagram.  The website also enjoys a newsletter subscriber base of 250,000.


Founded in 1867 by the Newark Conference of the United Methodist Church, Centenary University’s academic program integrates a solid liberal arts foundation with a strong career orientation. This mix is designed to provide an educational experience that prepares students to succeed in the increasingly global and interdependent world.

Centenary University’s main campus is located in Hackettstown, N.J., with its equestrian facility in Washington Township (Morris County).  The Centenary University School of Professional Studies offers degree programs in two locations: Parsippany and Edison, as well as online and at corporate sites throughout New Jersey


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