Meet the writers

Here you find listings of all the writers appearing at our 2021 festival. Click on any writer to see their full biography. The writers appear alphabetically.
Nektaria Anastasiadou

Nektaria Anastasiadou

Debut, Fiction

Nektaria Anastasiadou’s debut novel, A Recipe for Daphne, was published by Hoopoe, the fiction imprint of the American University in Cairo Press,…

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Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews

Cork, Interviewer

Rachel Andrews’ essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in outlets including the London Review of Books, n+1, Brick literary journal, the Stinging Fly, Longreads, Gorse, Banshee, the…

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Raymond Antrobus

Raymond Antrobus

Poetry, Workshop

Raymond Antrobus is a British Jamaican poet and educator. His work includes the pamphlets ‘Shapes & Disfigurements’ (Burning Eye, 2012), To Sweeten Bitter (Out-Spoken Press, 2017), The …

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Aoife Barry

Aoife Barry

Interviewer

Aoife Barry is a journalist, writer and broadcaster based in Dublin. As an assistant news editor for TheJournal.ie she works…

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Ellen Bass

Ellen Bass

Poetry

Ellen Bass’ poetry books include Indigo (Copper Canyon Press, 2020), Like a Beggar (Copper Canyon, 2014), The Human Line (Copper Canyon, 2007), and Mules of…

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Sarah Byrne

Sarah Byrne

Interviewer, Irish Publishing, Poetry

Sarah Byrne was born in Co. Cork and worked as a criminologist for nine years. She has been the Chief…

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Lucy Caldwell

Lucy Caldwell

Fiction, Irish Writing, Short Stories

Lucy Caldwell is the author of four novels, including the forthcoming These Days (Faber, March 2022), two short story collections, and several…

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Jan Carson

Jan Carson

Fiction, Irish Writing, Short Stories

Jan Carson is a writer from Northern Ireland. Her books include Malcolm Orange Disappears (2014), Children’s Children (2016), Postcard Stories…

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Andrea Carter

Andrea Carter

Crime, Workshop

Andrea Carter studied law at Trinity College Dublin before moving to the Inishowen peninsula, in Co. Donegal, where she ran…

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Meet the Writers

Arts Council Literature
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
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