Dr. Chris Lawlor is an award-winning historian and author of short stories. Chris holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Maynooth University and a Ph.D. from St. Patrick’s College, D.C.U. He won the Dunlavin Festival of Arts Short Story Award in 2001, the Lord Walter Fitzgerald Prize for Original Historical Research in 2003 and the Irish Chiefs’ Prize for History in 2013. He was also a prize winner in the 2018 Ireland’s Own Short Story Competition. Chris is vice-chairman of the West Wicklow Historical Society and co-editor of the society’s biennial Journal.