Meet the Writers

Here you find listings of the writers who are appearing at our 2024 festival. Click on any writer to see their full biography. The writers appear alphabetically.
Sulaiman Addonia

Sulaiman Addonia

Fiction, Novel

Sulaiman Addonia is an Eritrean-Ethiopian-British novelist. He spent his early life in a refugee camp in Sudan, and his early…

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Molly Aitken

Molly Aitken

Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, West Cork

Molly Aitken grew up in Ballydehob, West Cork. Her first novel, The Island Child was longlisted for the Authors’ Club Best…

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Dolly Alderton

Dolly Alderton

Fiction, Novel

Dolly Alderton is an award-winning author, screenwriter and journalist based in London. She is a columnist for Sunday Times Style…

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Graham Allen

Graham Allen

Cork, Irish Writing, Poetry

Graham Allen is a Professor in English in UCC. He is the author of numerous books including Harold Bloom: A…

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Jason Allen-Paisant

Jason Allen-Paisant

Poetry

Jason Allen-Paisant is a Jamaican writer and academic who works as a senior lecturer in Critical Theory and Creative Writing…

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Kerri Andrews

Kerri Andrews

Nature, Non-Fiction, Travel

Kerri Andrews is Reader in Women’s Literature and Textual Editing at Edge Hill University. She is the author of Wanderers:…

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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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Maggie Armstrong

Maggie Armstrong

Debut, Fiction, Irish Writing, Short Stories

Maggie Armstrong’s work has appeared in the Dublin Review, The Stinging Fly, Banshee and elsewhere. She was longlisted for Short…

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Simone Atangana Bekono

Simone Atangana Bekono

Novel, Poetry, Translation

Simone Atangana Bekono studied Creative Writing at the ArtEZ Institute of the Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands. In 2017 her…

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Meet the Writers

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