Meet the writers

Here you find listings of the writers who will appear at our 2022 festival. Click on any writer to see their full biography. The writers appear alphabetically.
Rodaan Al Galidi

Rodaan Al Galidi

Fiction, Novel, Translation

Rodaan Al Galidi is a poet and writer. Born in Iraq and trained as a civil engineer, he has lived in…

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Suad Aldarra

Suad Aldarra

Debut, Irish Writing, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Suad Aldarra is a writer and data scientist based in Dublin. She was born in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Syrian…

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Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews

Cork, Interviewer

Rachel Andrews’ essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in outlets including the London Review of Books, n+1, Brick literary journal, the Stinging Fly, Longreads, Gorse, Banshee, the…

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Aisling Arundel

Aisling Arundel

West Cork

Hailing from West Cork, Aisling Arundel is now a Copywriter and Freelance Editor based in Dublin. During her English MA,…

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Alex Barclay

Alex Barclay

Children, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, West Cork, Young Adults

Alex Barclay is the award-winning author of several bestselling thrillers. She studied journalism in college and went on to work…

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Sara Baume

Sara Baume

Cork, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, West Cork

Sara Baume’s previous work includes novels Spill Simmer Falter Wither and A Line Made by Walking, and her 2020 bestselling…

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Mark Beatty

Mark Beatty

Art, West Cork

Mark Beatty is an artist who produces drawings in conventional and unconventional media and uses drawing as a means of…

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Lynn Buckle

Lynn Buckle

Fiction, Irish Writing, Nature, Novel

Lynn Buckle is a deaf/hard-of-hearing artist, activist, and tutor. Her second novel What Willow Says, published by époque press, is…

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Gonchigkhand Byambaa

Gonchigkhand Byambaa

Irish Writing, New & Emerging Writing

Gonchigkhand Byambaa is a social worker and writer from Mongolia. She is one of the founders of Migrant Women Na…

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Meet the Writers

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