Meet The Writers 2019

Writers

Ye Vagabonds

Ye Vagabonds
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Ye Vagabonds are brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn and they grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from Ireland, Scotland, England and America. In 2014 they...

Liz Berry

Liz Berry
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Liz Berry's first book of poems, Black Country (Chatto 2014), described as a ‘sooty, soaring hymn to her native West Midlands’ (Guardian) was a Poetry Book Society Recommendation, received a Somerset Maugham Award and won the Geoffrey Faber Memorial Award and Forward Prize for Best First Collection 2014. Her pamphlet The Republic of Motherhood (Chatto 2018) was a Poetry Book...

Wendy Erskine

Wendy Erskine
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Wendy Erskine lives in Belfast. Her debut collection of short stories, Sweet Home, was published by The Stinging Fly Press in September 2018 and will be published by Picador in 2019. Her writing has appeared in issues of The Stinging Fly, in Stinging Fly Stories (2018), Winter Papers 4 (2018) and Female Lines (New Island Books, 2017), and on BBC Radio 4. In 2019 her work appears in...

Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson
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Sinéad Gleeson’s essays have appeared in Granta, Winter Papers, Gorse, Banshee and Elsewhere Journal. In 2019 her debut essay collection, Constellations is published by Picador (April); she has a short story in Being Various: New Irish Writing (Faber, May 2019) and is the 2019 Writer in Residence in UCD. She is the editor of three short story anthologies, including...

Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan
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Dave Lordan is a multi-genre writer, performer, editor, and pathbreaking multimedia educator with four acclaimed books & twenty years experience in creativity education & cultural programme design. Check out his colourful new website at davelordan.com or follow Dave Lordan on YouTube or Facebook. As well as West Cork Literary Festival, Dave has provided workshops for RTE, the Irish Film...

Catherine Ryan Howard

Catherine Ryan Howard
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Cork author Catherine Ryan Howard published her debut novel, Distress Signals, in 2016. It was a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic and was shortlisted for the Irish Crime Novel of the Year and the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger. With her second novel, The Liar’s Girl, Catherine became only the second Irish...

Adam Weymouth

Adam Weymouth
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Adam Weymouth’s work has been published by a wide variety of outlets including the Guardian, the Atlantic and the New Internationalist. In 2010 he walked from England to Istanbul as an exploration of pilgrimage. His interest in the relationship between humans and the world around them has led him to write on issues of climate...