Chris Morash is founder of the School of English, Media and Theatre Studies in the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. He is the author of A History of Irish Theatre, 1601–2000 (Cambridge, 2002), which won the 2002 Theatre Book Prize and which has become the standard history of Irish theatre. He has published widely in the field of Irish theatre studies and is also known for his pioneering work on Irish famine literature, Writing the Irish Famine (1995), and his more recent work on Irish media history, A History of the Media in Ireland (Cambridge University Press, 2009).
Shaun Richards is Professorial Research Fellow at St Mary's University College, Twickenham. Co-author of the seminal Writing Ireland: Colonialism, Nationalism and Culture (1988) and editor of The Cambridge Companion to Twentieth-Century Irish Drama (Cambridge, 2004), he has published widely on Irish theatre in major journals and edited collections and is a member of the editorial boards of the Irish Studies Review and the Irish University Review.