M: Eve Bunting: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle
Author Eve Bunting was born in Ireland in 1928. - ReadWriteThink
When Bunting isn't writing, she enjoys reading and playing golf. She lives in Pasadena, California, with her husband. Her numerous awards and honors include the Golden Kite Award from the Society of Children's Book Writers, the PEN Los Angeles Center Literary Award for Special Achievement in Children's Literature, and the Edgar, given by the Mystery Writers of America. Several years later, her writing career started after she took a creative writing course at Pasadena City College. Her first book, a retelling of an old Irish folktale about the giant Finn McCool, called The Two Giants, was published in 1972.
"The Shanachie was the storyteller who went from house to house telling his tales of ghosts and faires, of old Irish heroes and battles still to be won. Maybe I'm a bit of a Shanachie myself, telling my stories to anyone who'll listen.".
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Born the small village of Maghera, Ireland in 1928, Eve Bunting grew up in a tradition full of the art of storytelling and the magic of words. "There used to be Shanachies in the Ireland of long ago she says.
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