Sorcha Pollak is a journalist with The Irish Times and the author of ‘New to the Parish: Stories of Love, War and Adventure from Ireland’s Immigrants’. In her current work, she has a specific focus on migration and immigrant communities in Ireland. Before joining The Irish Times, Sorcha worked for the Guardian newspaper and TIME Magazine in London. She has also lived in the Peruvian city of Iquitos, Delhi, Seville and Paris. She has a BA in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin and an MSc in Media, Communication and Development from the London School of Economics.
Stories of Love, War and Adventure from Ireland's Immigrants
Written by Sorcha Pollak
Published by New Island Books
In development to be adapted for TV/Film
An inspiring chronological timeline of personal stories of migration, New to the Parish takes us on a journey across the globe – from Cameroon to Myanmar, Poland to New York, Nigeria to Venezuela, Iraq to Syria – and back home again.
‘Ireland has been transformed in recent years by the arrival of hopeful settlers from many parts of the world . They are not just “immigrants ”. They are people with all the richness , diversity and particularity of humanity. Sorcha Pollak is a great listener who tells those individual stories with humour, sympathy , vividness and insight. This uplifting book is both a great read and an essential document of contemporary Ireland .’