Irish-born Niall O'Dowd is the author of Lincoln and the Irish along with three other books on Irish-American themes. He is the founder of IrishCentral, Irish America magazine, and the Irish Voice newspaper. He is also responsible for publishing IrishCentral.com and the Irish Emigrant newspaper in Boston. Niall was awarded an honorary doctorate by University College Dublin for his work on the Irish peace process, which was a subject of a book, Daring Diplomacy, and a PBS Special, An Irish Voice. He has written for the New York Times, the Guardian, Huffington Post, and the Irish Times. He and his wife, Debbis, and daughter, Alana, live in New York.
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