16 – Niall Bourke

Genres: Debut | Fiction | Irish Writing | Novel

Welcome to Day 16 of our West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is Niall Bourke.

 

Niall Bourke is a writer and a teacher. His work has been published widely in magazines and journals in Ireland and the UK, and his poems and stories have been shortlisted for numerous awards, including the Costa Short Story Award and the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award. Niall is originally from Kilkenny but now lives in South London with his partner, his daughter, his son and his cat. His debut novel Line was published by Tramp Press in April 2021.

 

Niall is reading an extract from Line which was published by Tramp Press in April 2021. Today’s video unlocked on 16th December 2021 and may be viewed below. Closed caption subtitles are available and may be turned on or off. Click on “youtube” or “full screen” icon in the video to watch it in full screen or visit youtube here.

 

 

About our WCLF Literary Advent Calendar

2021 was another wonderful year for Irish writing and so many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year. Even though festivals returned in-person and online not every author had the opportunity to launch their books with a public celebration or to engage with audiences in the “usual” way. We’re delighted to bring you a small selection of these authors and we’ve invited twenty-four writers to submit a short video reading from their new books. Our selection is an attempt to show the wide range of Irish writing and in particular to focus on writers whose books we feel deserve more attention and those who were not previously featured in WCLF 2021 events. We hope that you will enjoy the chance to hear these writers reading their own work and to discover some new books for your reading piles.

 

 

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