Monica Connell author of Against a Peacock Sky

Monica Connell

Monica Connell grew up in Northern Ireland. She studied Sociology at London University followed by Social Anthropology at Oxford. Her first book, Against a Peacock Sky, an account of two years in a Nepalese village, was shortlisted for the Yorkshire Post Best First Work award and has been translated into German and Dutch.

More recently she trained as a photographer and published two illustrated books about Bristol contemporary culture – Flying High: New Circus in Bristol, and A Universal Passion: Music and Dance from Many Cultures – for both of which she received Arts Council awards.

Her latest book, Gathering Carrageen, about her return to live in a Donegal village she knew as a child, will be published in 2015, by Sandstone Press.

She currently lives in a traditional farmhouse in Andalucia with her husband, Adrian Mitchell.

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