Stories from the Deep by Ken O'Sullivan

About the Book
Inhabitants of an island nation, we are daily surrounded by the sea, be it the churning tumult of the Atlantic Ocean or the relative calm of the Irish Sea. It defines our physical space; it suffuses our imagination. And yet, it is a space we increasingly take for granted.
Spun from the author’s first-hand experience as an underwater cameraman and filmmaker, from memory, natural history and the culture of Ireland’s coastal communities, Stories from the Deep is a profound and lyrical exploration of Ireland’s coastal waters, both real and imagined.
From encounters with its rarest and most striking fauna, like the Minke whale and mako shark, to broader considerations of its impact on language, on history, on our shared sense of place, this genre-defying work is an eloquent and urgent tribute to the enduring beauty of our natural heritage.
About the Author
Ken O’Sullivan is a documentary filmmaker. After a peripatetic and varied career in the United States, England and elsewhere, he returned to his native Clare in 2007 to found Sea Fever Productions. The company’s eponymous release was followed by a number of high-profile commissions for TG4 and RTÉ, culminating in 2018’s critically acclaimed Ireland’s Deep Atlantic. He lives in Clare.

Date of posting: Oct 18, 2019