Cover image by Will Amato
Genre: Fiction/Literary fiction/Historical fiction
~~~About The Author~~~
Deborah 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. She is an active member of The Academy of American Poets, a Board Member of Cavankerry Press and a patron of the Irish Arts Center in New York.
Curious about the duality of her own Jewish/Irish heritage, Henry 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.
Her first short story was published by the Copperfield Review, was a historical fiction finalist for Solander Magazine of the Historical Novel Society and was long- listed in the 2009/2010 Fish Short Story Prize. 'THE WHIPPING CLUB' is her first novel. She lives in Fairfield, Connecticut, with her husband and three children.