Bill Dunn has written extensively about publishing, authors and book collecting with articles appearing in The New York Times, The Irish Times, Detroit News, A.B. Bookman’s Weekly and Publishers Weekly. He is the archivist of J.P. Donleavy’s papers and the author of six books, and is currently the historian at Sea Girt Lighthouse, Sea Girt, New Jersey.


JONATHAN SHACKLETON, Antarctic specialist and cousin of the explorer, is a leading expert on the life and achievements of Ernest Shackleton. JOHN MACKENNA, award-winning short-story writer, novelist, biographer and broadcaster, is author of The Fallen and other stories, Clare, A Year of Our Lives, The Last Fine Summer, The Occasional Optimist, The Lost Village and A Haunted Heart.