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.
Janet Heeran

Janet Heeran

Cork, Irish Writing, New & Emerging Writing

Janet Heeran writes about rural life in all its complexity. She lives on a farm in North Cork and is…

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Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty

Children, Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel

Shane Hegarty is the author of The Shop of Impossible Ice-Creams which will be published by Hachette Children’s in June…

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Mahito Henderson

Mahito Henderson

Interviewer, New & Emerging Writing

Mahito Indi Henderson is a Canadian American writer and actor based in Dublin. His work has been published in The…

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Seán Hewitt

Seán Hewitt

Irish Writing, LGBTQI+ Writing, Memoir, Non-Fiction

Seán Hewitt was born in 1990. He lectures in English literature at Trinity College Dublin and is a Book Critic…

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Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Ashley Hickson-Lovence

Fiction, Novel

Ashley Hickson-Lovence was born in London in 1991 and is a former secondary school English teacher. In his spare time,…

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Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins

Cork, Irish Writing, Non-Fiction

Maeve Higgins is a writer whose work appears regularly in The New York Times, The New York Review of Books and The Guardian….

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Caelainn Hogan 

Caelainn Hogan 

Interviewer, Irish Writing

Caelainn Hogan is a writer and journalist from Dublin. Her first book Republic of Shame investigated the ongoing legacy of Ireland’s religious-run institutions….

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Patrick Holloway

Patrick Holloway

Cork, Irish Publishing, Literary Journal, Professional Development, Publisher

Patrick Holloway is a writer of stories and poems and is one of the editors of The Four Faced Liar. He…

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Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison

Michele Hutchison was born in the UK and has lived in Amsterdam since 2004. A former commissioning editor in UK…

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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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