This is a historical novel about the third Earl of Desmond, Gerald FitzMaurice FitzGerald (1335–1398), also known as “Gearóid Iarla” (Earl Gerald). Máire Mhac an tSaoi is a poet and scholar. She has published numerous Irish-language poems and stories, and academic articles on Irish-language writing; her memoir, The Same Age as the State, was published in 2003.
Is úrscéal staire é Scéal Ghearóid Iarla atá bunaithe ar phearsa aitheanta, Gearóid Mac Gearailt, 3ú hIarla Dheasumhan (1335-1398), a dtugtaí ‘Gearóid Iarla’ air. Is file agus scoláire í Máire Mhac an tSaoi, ar foilsíodh cuid mhór filíochta agus scéalta Gaeilge léi, mar aon le haltanna acadúla ar scríbhneoireacht na Gaeilge. Foilsíodh a cuimhní cinn, The Same Age as the State, sa bhliain 2003.