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.
Aimée Felone

Aimée Felone

Children, Publisher

Aimée Felone is managing director of Knights Of – a commercial children’s publisher whose main focus is publishing inclusively by…

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Finn

Finn

Finn is 13 years old and lives in Edinburgh with his mum, dad and little sister, Meg. He is a…

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Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick

Children, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, Young Adults

Marie-Louise Fitzpatrick is an award- winning author and illustrator. She has won four CBI (Children’s Books Ireland) Book of the…

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Patricia Forde

Patricia Forde

Children, Irish Language, Irish Writing, Novel, Professional Development

Patricia Forde is a children’s writer from Galway, and chairperson of Children’s Books Ireland.  She writes in Irish and in…

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Matthew Geden

Matthew Geden

Interviewer

Matthew Geden was born and brought up in the English Midlands, moving to Kinsale in 1990. His work has been…

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Kristen Gehrman

Kristen Gehrman

Translation

Originally from South Carolina, USA, Kristen Gehrman earned her Master’s in Language Science with a specialization in Literary Translation from…

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Sinéad Gleeson

Sinéad Gleeson

Environment, Essays, Irish Writing, Nature, Non-Fiction

Sinéad Gleeson’s essays have been published by Granta, Winter Papers and Gorse, and broadcast by BBC and RTÉ. Her debut essay collection Constellations: Reflections from…

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Anne Griffin

Anne Griffin

Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel

Anne Griffin’s first novel When All is Said was a Number One bestseller in Ireland in 2019 and chosen as…

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Lisa Harding

Lisa Harding

Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel

Lisa Harding is a writer, actress and playwright, based in Dublin. Her first novel, Harvesting (New Island Books), portrayed two…

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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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Maritime Hotel