(98# Ireland) Nell McCafferty: Why she kicks ass
- She is a journalist, playwright, civil rights campaigner and feminist.
- She has written for The Irish Press, The Irish Times, Sunday Tribune, Hot Press and The Village Voice.
- She has a degree in Arts from Queen’s University Belfast.
- She worked briefly as a substitute English teacher in Northern Ireland and also worked on an Israeli kibbutz, following this, she took up a post with The Irish Times.
- In 1990, she won a Jacob’s Award for her reports on the 1990 World Cup for RTÉ Radio 1‘s The Pat Kenny Show.
- She published her autobiography, Nell, in 2004. It details her upbringing in Derry, her relationship with her parents, her fears about coming out as a lesbian, the the happiness in finding a domestic haven with her love, the Irish writer Nuala O'Faolain, and the pain of losing it.
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