Lynn Buckle is a deaf/hard-of-hearing artist, activist, and tutor. Her second novel What Willow Says, published by époque press, is ‘a deeply affecting love song to the bogs’ (Irish Independent) celebrating deafness and the unique language of trees. Other work includes her debut novel The Groundsmen, anthologies such as What Meets the Eye from Arachne Press, Infinite Possibilities, Brigid, Luisne an Chleite, HCE Review, époque ezine and literary articles for The Irish Times. Awards include John Hewitt Society Bursary, Greywood Arts Carers Residency, Shortlist Red Line Short Story Competition, and she represents Ireland as a UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence at the UKs National Centre for Writing. She is a judge of writing competitions on behalf of Irish Naturist Association and Kildare Readers Festival. Lynn hosts Ireland’s Climate Writers’ Group at The Irish Writers’ Centre, interviewing international authors and encouraging writers of all genres to include positive climate solutions in their fiction. What Willow Says which was published by époque press in May 2021 and won The Barbellion Prize 2021.
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