James A. O'Malley, a native of Limerick, Ireland, is a lawyer and former columnist for the Irish Voice. In 1992, he was honored by Irish America magazine as one of the 100 most important Irish Americans. He is on the Board of Directors of the Irish Repertory Company. O'Malley has a B.A. in Literature from the University of Ireland, Galway and a J.D. from the New York University School of Law. Lelia Ruckenstein is a writer and editor. She has worked in publishing for sixteen years and has reviewed books for the Chicago Tribune and The Washington Post. She holds a B.A. in English from Yale University and divides her time between New York and Ireland.