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16 Jan 2022

Award winning Tipperary film maker publishes book on his life with autism

Award winning Tipperary film maker publishes book on his life with autism

Award winning Tipperary film maker publishes book on his life with autism

Award winning Nenagh documentary film maker Nicholas Ryan-Purcell is set to release his first book.

Nicholas has penned Anything Is Possible - Learning To Live With My Autism, which will be published this Thursday and will be on sale in local bookstores.

His film This is Nicholas - Living with Autism, was shown in cinemas in Ireland and abroad, while his his film Gordon Lord Byron won international film accolades.

“This 229-page book has been a labour of love since February. I chose to write a book because no social gatherings were permitted during lockdown and I decided to challenge myself with writing a book.

"I am fortunate to have had a very good editor, Mary Cahalan, from Ballingarry, Nenagh, a TEFL teacher for 40 years until retirement.

"This is a non-fiction story about the determination by family and influential people to help me overcome obstacles and show me that anything is possible,” he said ahead of the launch.

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