Roy Foster


Roy Foster is Emeritus Professor of Irish History at Oxford and Professor of Irish History and Literature at Queen Mary  University of London. He is the author of many prizewinning books, including Modern Ireland 1600-1972, Paddy and Mr Punch,  The Irish Story, Luck and the Irish, the two-volume authorised biography of W.B.Yeats, and most recently Vivid Faces: the revolutionary generation in Ireland 1890-1923. He is also a well known cultural commentator and critic.