Nuala O'Faolain (1940-2008) was one of Ireland's best-loved journalists and writers. She came to international attention for her two volumes of memoir, Are you somebody?(1996) and Almost there (2003). She also wrote the novel, My Dream of You (2001), and a history with commentary, The Story of Chicago May (2005). Her first three books were all featured on the New York Times Bestseller list.