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Nell McCafferty (born 28 March 1944) is an Irish journalist, playwright, civil rights campaigner and feminist. In her journalistic work she has written for The Irish Press,The Irish Times, The Sunday Tribune and Hot Press and The Village Voice.

McCafferty was born in Derry to Hugh and Lily McCafferty, and spent her early years in the Bogside section of Derry — a neighbourhood on the outskirts of the city, which was home to the majority of its Catholic population. Although her family were not wealthy, she had a comfortable upbringing and entered Queen's University Belfast, where she took a degree in Arts. After a brief spell as a substitute English teacher in Northern Ireland and a stint on an Israeli kibbutz, she took up a post with The Irish Times. It was her career in journalism, commentating on Northern Irish life and Republican politics that brought her to public fame, and her outspoken attitudes on abortion, sexuality, feminism and contraception (in what was then a conservative nation) earned her a certain amount of notoriety.

In 1990, McCafferty won a Jacob's Award for her reports on the 1990 World Cup for RT Radio 1's The Pat Kenny Show. McCafferty lives in Ranelagh, an area of Dublin. McCafferty published her autobiography, Nell, in 2004. In it, she explores her upbringing in a deeply sectarian and later war-riddled Derry, her relationship with her parents, her fears about being gay, the joy of finding a domestic haven with the love of her life, the Irish writer Nuala O'Faolain, and the pain of losing it.

In 2009, after the publication of the Murphy Report into the abuse of children in the Dublin archdiocese, McCafferty confronted Archbishop Diarmuid Martin asking him why the Catholic Church had not, as a "gesture of redemption", relinquished titles such as "Your Eminence" and "Your Grace."

The Irish Times wrote that "Nell's distinctive voice, both written and spoken, has a powerful and provocative place in Irish society."

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Total Books: 22
A Woman to Blame The Kerry Babies Case
2010 - A Woman to Blame the Kerry Babies Case (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781855942134
ISBN-10: 1855942135
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Law

Vintage Nell The McCafferty Reader
2006 - Vintage Nell the Mccafferty Reader (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781843510680
ISBN-10: 1843510685
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction

2005 - Nell (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781844880133
ISBN-10: 1844880133
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

The Best of Nell
1994 - The Best of Nell (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780946211067
ISBN-10: 094621106X
Genre: Nonfiction

Peggy Deery An Irish Family at War
1989 - Peggy Deery an Irish Family at War (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780939416288
ISBN-10: 093941628X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction

Goodnight Sisters Selected Articles of Nell McCafferty
1987 - Goodnight Sisters Selected Articles of Nell Mccafferty [Selected Writings] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781855941458
ISBN-10: 1855941457
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

Good-night Sisters
1987 - Good-night Sisters (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780946211364
ISBN-10: 0946211361
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Nonfiction

The Armagh women
The Armagh Women [Focus Ireland] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780905441382
ISBN-10: 0905441389
Genre: Nonfiction
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Women in Focus Contemporary Irish Women's Lives
Women in Focus Contemporary Irish Women's Lives (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780946211302
ISBN-10: 0946211302
Genres: Arts & Photography, Nonfiction

Good-night Sisters Selected Writings
Good-night Sisters Selected Writings (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780946211371
ISBN-10: 094621137X