John Bowman is a broadcaster and historian. He has presented current affairs and historical programmes on RTÉ radio and television since the 1960s including Today Tonight and Questions and Answers. His books include Window and Mirror: RTE Television, 1961-2011, the first comprehensive history of Irish television. His PhD, De Valera and the Ulster Question: 1917–1973, won the Ewart-Biggs Prize for its contribution to North-South understanding. He was elected an Honorary Fellow of Trinity College Dublin in 2009. His latest book is Ireland: the Autobiography. Published by Penguin in 2016, it draws on archives, diaries and memoirs – published and unpublished – to depict Irish life through the accounts of those who lived in the one hundred years since the 1916 Rising.