Writer Hubert Butler might have never been known after a conflict with the Papal Nuncio in 1952 led the Church and State to shut him up. Butler, who became an overnight publishing success at 85 years old, is arguably Ireland’s greatest human rights voice of the 20th century. He’s been referred to as “Ireland’s George Orwell” and was responsible for almost single-handedly saving the country’s shameful reaction to the crisis faced by European Jews and minorities in pre-war Vienna. The story of his determined stance against human rights violations, in the face of great adversity, and of how his works came to be published is extraordinary.