Meet the Writers 2019

Here you find listings of all the writers appearing at our 2019 Children & YA festival.

Click on the name to see the writer’s full biography.

Malak Bouod

Malak Bouod

Non-Fiction

Malak Bouod grew up in the Libyan city of Benghazi and became involved in human rights activism in her teenage...

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John Boyne

John Boyne

Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, Young Adults

John Boyne was born in Dublin in 1971, and studied English Literature at Trinity College, Dublin, and creative writing at...

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Flavia Camejo

Flavia Camejo

Non-Fiction

Flavia Camejo spent her childhood in the northern Venezuelan city of Coro and moved to the city of Maracaibo after...

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Cethan Leahy

Cethan Leahy

Cork, Debut, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, Young Adults

Cethan Leahy is a writer, filmmaker, and editor of Irish literary magazine The Penny Dreadful. His short stories are published...

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Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan

Irish Writing, Workshop, Young Adults

Dave Lordan is a multi-genre writer, performer, editor, and pathbreaking multimedia educator with four acclaimed books & twenty years experience in...

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Bulelani Mfaco

Bulelani Mfaco

Non-Fiction

Growing up in the apartheid ghetto of Khayelitsha in Cape Town, Bulelani Mfaco became involved at an early age in...

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Éilís Murphy

Éilís Murphy

Art, Irish Publishing, Professional Development

Éilís Murphy made her first book in 1986. It was an alphabet book and she was six years old. Ever...

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Elizabeth Rose Murray

Elizabeth Rose Murray

Cork, Fiction, Irish Writing, West Cork, Workshop, Young Adults

Elizabeth Rose Murray writes novels for children and young adults and short fiction. Her books include The Book of Learning – Nine...

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Sorcha Pollak

Sorcha Pollak

Irish Writing, Non-Fiction

Sorcha Pollak is an Irish journalist based in Dublin working for the Irish Times with a specific focus on migration...

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Stephen James Smith

Stephen James Smith

Irish Writing, Poetry, Young Adults

Stephen James Smith is a Dublin poet and playwright central to the rise of the vibrant spoken word scene in...

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Mark Wickham

Mark Wickham

Children, Illustrator, Irish Writing, West Cork

Mark Wickham is an award-winning illustrator and designer from Bantry. His personal and commercial work has been published and exhibited...

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Arts Council 70
Fáilte Ireland
Wild Atlantic Way
CCC Library & Arts Service
Cork County Council
Pure Cork
Creative Europe Programme
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
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