Meet the Writers

Here you find listings of the writers who appeared at our 2022 festival. Click on any writer to see their full biography. The writers appear alphabetically.
Lauren O'Donovan

Lauren O’Donovan

Cork, Irish Writing, Literary Journal, Professional Development, Publisher

Lauren O’Donovan is an Irish-Canadian writer from Cork with an MA in Creative Writing from UCC. Best known for her…

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Niamh O'Mahony

Niamh O’Mahony

Children, Irish Writing, West Cork

Niamh O’Mahony has co-written Ludwig Wittgenstein: Dictating Philosophy (Springer 2020), worked for the BBC Russian Service, the University of Cambridge,…

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Louise O'Neill

Louise O’Neill

Cork, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel

Louise O’Neill grew up in Clonakilty, a small town in West Cork, Ireland. Her first novel, Only Ever Yours, was released…

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Nadine O'Regan

Nadine O’Regan

Interviewer, Irish Writing

Nadine O’Regan is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and podcaster. Editor of the Business Post Magazine, the culture magazine which is published weekly with…

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Eoghan O'Sullivan

Eoghan O’Sullivan

Interviewer

Eoghan O’Sullivan is an arts journalist with the Irish Examiner, covering music, books, and podcasts. He has hosted a music podcast, The…

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Caroline O’Donoghue

Caroline O’Donoghue

Cork, Irish Writing, Young Adults

Caroline O’Donoghue is an novelist and podcaster who is originally from Cork. She has published two adult novels, Promising Young…

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Ruth Padel

Ruth Padel

Fiction, Novel

Ruth Padel is an award-winning British poet, author of twelve acclaimed poetry collections and a wildlife novel set in India….

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Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer

Fiction, Novel

Ilja Leonard Pfeijffer is a Dutch writer who was born in 1968 near The Hague. He is a classicist by…

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Ronan Phelan

Ronan Phelan

Comedy, Irish Writing, Music, Theatre, West Cork

Ronan Phelan is a theatre director who has worked across multiple genres including new writing, contemporary drama, classic plays and musical…

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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
RTÉ Supporting The Arts
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