4 – David Toms

Genres: Irish Writing | Memoir | Non-Fiction

Welcome to Day 4 of our 2022 West Cork Literary Festival Advent Calendar. Our author today is David Toms.


David Toms is a writer from Waterford, now living and working in Norway. His poetry collections include Northly (Turas Press, 2019), Soma | Sema (Knives Forks and Spoons Press, 2011), and several chapbooks. His creative work has been published in a wide range of magazines and anthologies across Ireland, the UK, the US and Europe, including in several issues of Banshee. His memoir Pacemaker was published in 2022.


David is reading an extract from Pacemaker which was published by Banshee Press in September 2022. Today’s video unlocked on 4th December 2022 and may be viewed below. Closed caption subtitles are available and may be turned on or off. Press the play button or click “Watch on Youtube” to watch it in full screen.



About our WCLF Literary Advent Calendar

2022 was another wonderful year for Irish writing and so many incredible books by Irish authors and authors living in Ireland were released this year. 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 2022 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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