Deb Henry attended American College in Paris and graduated cum laude from Boston University with a minor in French language and literature. She received her MFA at Fairfield University and has the passionate support of many first-class novelists including Jacquelyn Mitchard, Robert Olen Butler, Da Chen, Michael White, Martine Bellen and Irishman Thomas Cooke, Emmy-award winning writer and director, who have already provided endorsements. Deb is an active member of The Academy of American Poets as well as a patron of the Irish Arts Centre in New York.
Curious about the duality of her own Jewish/Irish heritage, Deb was inspired to examine the territory of interfaith marriage and in so doing was led to the subject of the Irish Industrial School system. She has traveled to Ireland where she has done extensive research and interviews, including those with Mary Raftery (States of Fear documentary filmmaker and co-author of Suffer the Little Children) and Mike Milotte (award-winning journalist), as well as first-hand reports from the survivors of the Magdalene Laundries, Mother Baby Homes, Orphanages and the Industrial Schools.
The Whipping Club will be published by T.S. Poetry Press in early 2012.
T.S. Poetry Press
The Irish Arts Center
The Academy of American Poets
The Norman Mailer Center
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