Meet the Writers 2020

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

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

Children’s Books Ireland

Children’s Books Ireland

Children, Young Adults

Children’s Books Ireland (CBI) is the national children's books organisation of Ireland. Through their many activities and events they aim...

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Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson

Juno Dawson is the multi award-winning author of 12 books, including the best-selling CLEAN, Meat Market and adult memoir, The...

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Dave Lordan

Dave Lordan

Irish Writing, Professional Development, West Cork, 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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Kelly McCaughrain

Kelly McCaughrain

Kelly McCaughrain is a YA writer from Belfast. Her first novel, Flying Tips for Flightless Birds won the Children’s Books Ireland...

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Elizabeth Rose Murray

Elizabeth Rose Murray

Children, Irish Writing, Professional Development, 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 –...

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Julie O’Leary

Julie O’Leary

Since graduating in 2007, Julie has worked extensively as a facilitator and director for a range of companies both nationally...

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Deirdre Sullivan

Deirdre Sullivan

Deirdre Sullivan is an award-winning writer from Galway. As well as the Primrose Leary trilogy (Prim Improper, Improper Order and...

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