Ian Gallagher – Reading Week 2018

Ian Gallagher is a primary school teacher by day and comicbook enthusiast by night. His determination to engage reluctant readers and boys has led him to produce a set of stories which are ideal for primary school children. Mighty Monkey marks his first adventure as a children's author. The Derry-born 29-year-old admits that as a child his mum and dad tried to encourage him to read but he confessed her "refused to pick up a book". What made the difference and fostered his love of literature, and ultimately his career, was comic books.

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