Michèle Forbes is an actress who has been involved in productions including the award-winning The Great Hunger and Dancing at Lughnasa. Her film work includes Omagh, which opened the 2005 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival at Lincoln Center and for which she won Best Actress Monte Carlo and was nominated Best Actress at the Irish Film & Television Awards. She has written articles and reviews for the Irish Times, and her short stories have received both the Bryan MacMahon and the Michael McLaverty Awards. Her first novel, Ghost Moth, was released in April 2013. It details the struggles and tensions of an Irish family set against the backdrop of a Northern Ireland moving toward Civil War. (rhbouchard)… (more)
Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Michèle Forbes is an award-winning theater, television, and film actress who has toured worldwide with The Great Hunger and Dancing at Lughnasa. She studied literature at Trinity College, Dublin and has worked as a literary reviewer for the Irish Times. Her short stories have received both the Bryan MacMahon and the Michael McLaverty Awards. She lives near Dalkey, Dublin with her husband and two children. Ghost Moth is her first novel.