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Fergus O'Connell

Author of 'Zero Waste in Business'

The Sunday Business Post has described Fergus O'Connell as having 'more strings to his bow than a Stradivarius'.

His 2002 novel, 'Call The Swallow', was described by The Irish Times as 'better than Schindler's Ark' (itself a Booker Prize winner). 'Call The Swallow' was short listed for the 2002 Kerry Ingredients Irish Fiction Prize and nominated for the Hughes & Hughes / Sunday Independent Novel of the Year. The first two novels in his 'The Four Lights' quartet of love stories - 'Starlight' and 'The Photographs of Gettysburg: Sunlight' have already been published. The final two books in the sequence - 'Moonlight' and 'Candlelight' will be published in Autumn 2013 and Spring 2014.

Fergus is also the author of thirteen business books. The first of these, 'How to Run Successful Projects - the Silver Bullet', has become both a bestseller and a classic and has been constantly in print for over twenty years. His book on common sense entitled 'Simply Brilliant' - also a bestseller and now in its fourth edition - was runner-up in the W H Smith Book Awards 2002. His books have been translated into twenty languages.

Fergus has also written a book on project management for children. Entitled, 'How To Put A Man On The Moon If You're A Kid', the book is one of a pair of books to teach the essential skills of project management and time management to schoolchildren. (The other - 'How To Build Rome In A Day If You're A Kid' - will be published in 2014.)

He has two children and lives in Ireland.