Michael J. Farrell is author of ‘The Christmas Card’.
Michael was born in the Irish midlands. Then he went to school and has degrees in philosophy, theology, creative writing and communications (doctorate).
In the late 1960s he founded and edited the literary journal Everyman, later named Aquarius. This featured the illuminati of that opinionated time. Seamus Heaney was poetry editor, back when the world was young. In 2009 Farrell edited and the Liffey Press published the highlights: Creative Commotion: The Everyman/Aquarius Anthology, 1968-1974.
Farrell spent nearly half his life in the USA. Many years were devoted to journalism. He did book reviews for the Los Angeles Times. Editor for some years of the liberal National Catholic Reporter. Edited a few nonfiction books, contributed to others. His novel, Papabile, won the Thorpe Menn Award in 1998.