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.
Carmel Harrington

Carmel Harrington

Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel, Workshop

USA Today and Irish Times bestseller Carmel Harrington lives in Wexford with her husband Roger, children Amelia and Nate & rescue dog,…

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Colin Hassard

Colin Hassard

Debut, Irish Writing, Poetry

Colin Hassard is a poet from Banbridge in Northern Ireland. He was runner-up in the Seamus Heaney Award for New…

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Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty

Children, Young Adults

Shane Hegarty is the writer of the ‘Darkmouth’ series, about a town invaded by monsters and the kid who is…

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Alexandra Heminsley

Alexandra Heminsley

Memoir, Non-Fiction, Professional Development, Workshop

Alexandra Heminsley is an author, ghostwriter, journalist, broadcaster and speaker particularly known for encouraging women to enjoy sport and fitness….

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Jodie Hodges

Jodie Hodges

Agent, Children

Jodie Hodges is the literary agent for children’s authors and illustrators at United Agents, where she has worked since the…

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Katie Holten

Katie Holten

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

Katie Holten was born in Dublin in 1975 and is an artist and environmental activist. She represented Ireland at the…

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Alannah Hopkin

Alannah Hopkin

Irish Writing, Memoir, Non-Fiction, West Cork

Alannah Hopkin is based in Kinsale in county Cork. She is the 2020 Frank O’Connor International Fellow. Her story collection…

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Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison

Interviewer, Translation

Michele Hutchison is a literary translator from Dutch and French into English. As a former commissioning editor at various top…

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Carol Isaacs / The Surreal McCoy

Carol Isaacs / The Surreal McCoy

Debut, Graphic Novel / Memoir, Illustrator, Memoir

Carol Isaacs is a keyboard player and accordionist in the pop and world music fields. She has worked with many…

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Meet the Writers

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