McManus, Brian

Brian McManus is a scholar of children’s literature and culture from Prosperous, Co. Kildare who specialises in representations of Ireland and Irish people for children in the United States of America from the early nineteenth century onwards. His other main research interests include Irish-language children’s literature and culture and Irish mythology and folklore in children’s literature and culture. He is passionate about the original Darby O’Gill stories of Herminie Templeton Kavanagh and is determined that they achieve a wider readership and greater appreciation.