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.
Andrea Carter

Andrea Carter

Crime, Workshop

Andrea Carter studied law at Trinity College Dublin before moving to the Inishowen peninsula, in Co. Donegal, where she ran…

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Robert Caskie

Robert Caskie

Agent, Professional Development

Robert Caskie grew up in Dublin and after 3 years studying Dentistry he switched to read Modern English and Theatre…

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Ashwin Chacko

Ashwin Chacko

Children, Illustrator

Ashwin Chacko is an illustrator & designer living and working in Dublin. He specialises in positive visual storytelling, helping companies…

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Grainne Clear

Grainne Clear

Editor

Gráinne Clear is a Commissioning Editor at Walker Books. Before this she was Publishing Manager and Art Director at Little…

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Tadhg Coakley

Tadhg Coakley

Cork, Interviewer

Tadhg Coakley is from Mallow and lives in Cork city. His debut novel The First Sunday in September was shortlisted for the Mercier…

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Joseph Coelho

Joseph Coelho

Children, Non-Fiction

Joseph Coelho is a multi-award winning children’s author and poet. He writes across several mediums for children including stage plays,…

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Vita Coleman

Vita Coleman

Children, Professional Development

Vita Coleman is Assistant Librarian in Bray Public Library, Wicklow County Council Library Service. She is also a Children’s Books Ireland…

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John Connell

John Connell

Irish Writing, Memoir, Nature, Non-Fiction

John Connell has had work published in Granta’s New Irish Writing issue. His memoir The Cow Book was a #1…

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Emily Cooper

Emily Cooper

Debut, Irish Writing, Poetry

Emily Cooper is a poet and writer whose work has been published in the Stinging Fly, Banshee, Hotel, Poetry Ireland…

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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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