Meet the writers

Here you find listings of all the writers appearing at our 2021 festival. Click on any writer to see their full biography. The writers appear alphabetically.
Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh

Fiction, Novel

Joanna Walsh is a multidisciplinary writer for print, digital and performance. The author of seven books, she also works as…

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Ross Walsh

Ross Walsh

Fiction, Irish Writing, Young Writer Delegate

Ross Walsh [he/him/sé/é] is a Wexford-born journalist and writer. He has written for The Irish Times and Al Jazeera, and…

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Sarah Webb

Sarah Webb

Children, Irish Writing, Professional Development

Sarah Webb is an award-winning children’s writer and creative writing teacher. She runs creative writing clubs for children and reviews…

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Denyse Woods

Denyse Woods

Cork, Fiction, Interviewer

Denyse Woods is the author of six novels, including Overnight to Innsbruck (Lilliput) and Of Sea and Sand (Hoopoe), and she recently published Indian Pacific and other…

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Dimitra Xidous

Dimitra Xidous

Irish Publishing, Irish Writing, Poetry

Dimitra Xidous is a poet and writer living and working permanently in Ireland since 2011. In 2019, she was awarded…

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Nidhi Zak / Aria Eipe

Nidhi Zak / Aria Eipe

Debut, Irish Writing, Poetry

Nidhi Zak/Aria Eipe is a poet, pacifist and fabulist. Born in India, she grew up across the Middle East, Europe…

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Miek Zwamborn

Miek Zwamborn

Environment, Nature, Non-Fiction, Translation

Miek Zwamborn is an author, translator and artist. Her practice often delves into archival collections, drawing on the suggestive possibility…

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Meet the Writers

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