Senior Features Commissioning Editor, The Irish Times
Blending oral history and art for long-form journalism Judge
Deirdre Falvey is a journalist at The Irish Times, a broadsheet daily founded in 1859, regarded as Ireland’s paper of reference and now a multi-platform publication. Falvey has written, designed and sub-edited for the paper and has been commissioning editor in a number of feature areas, including Weekend Review, education and arts. She loves theatre and comedy and wrote "Gift of the Gag," a book about the boom in Ireland’s comedy scene. Falvey is particularly interested in the roles art and culture play in social change and plans to explore how artistic techniques and oral history impact journalism. She grew up in Galway in the west of Ireland and lives in Dublin. Falvey graduated from the National University of Ireland Galway and from Dublin City University.