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.
Lisa Coen

Lisa Coen

Irish Publishing, Professional Development, Publisher

Lisa Coen is from Mayo and graduated from NUI Galway and Trinity College. She worked in magazine publishing and as…

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Assumpta Curran

Assumpta Curran

Cork, Irish Writing, Literary Journal, New & Emerging Writing

Assumpta Curran is a writer, composer and pianist, originally from Kerry, who now lives and works in Cork. She feels…

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Madeleine D’Arcy

Madeleine D’Arcy

Cork, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel

Madeleine D’Arcy’s debut short story collection, Waiting For The Bullet (Doire Press, 2014), won the Edge Hill Readers’ Choice Prize…

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Sarah Davis-Goff

Sarah Davis-Goff

Professional Development, Publisher

Sarah Davis-Goff is co-founder of Tramp Press with Lisa Coen. She has written about publishing, literature and gender for the Irish…

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Sasha de Buyl

Sasha de Buyl

Interviewer

Sasha de Buyl is the Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. She has worked for over ten years…

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Jennifer deBie

Jennifer deBie

Cork, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel

Jennifer deBie is a native Texan living in Cork, Ireland where she earned an MA in Creative Writing in 2017…

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Danny Denton

Danny Denton

Cork, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel

Danny Denton is an Irish novelist, the editor of The Stinging Fly and a lecturer in creative writing at University…

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Martina Devlin

Martina Devlin

Fiction, Historical Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, West Cork

Martina Devlin is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist, having published ten books to date. Martina has won numerous awards…

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Darcey Dugan

Darcey Dugan

Irish Writing, New & Emerging Writing, Young Writer Delegate

Darcey Dugan is a poet from Northern Ireland who enjoys exploring themes of place, displacement, comfort and discomfort. Her poems…

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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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