Meet the Writers

Here you find listings of the writers who are appearing at our 2024 festival. Click on any writer to see their full biography. The writers appear alphabetically.
Dermot Harrington

Dermot Harrington

Architecture, Non-Fiction, West Cork

Dermot Harrington is a registered architect and member of the Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland (RIAI) and is accredited…

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Shane Hegarty

Shane Hegarty

Children, Irish Writing

Irish author Shane Hegarty has been shortlisted for an abundance of awards. His younger, middle grade title Boot was shortlisted…

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Rónán Hession

Rónán Hession

Fiction, Irish Writing, Novel

Rónán Hession’s debut novel Leonard and Hungry Paul was published in 2019, was an RTÉ Book of the week and…

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Maeve Higgins

Maeve Higgins

Cork, Interviewer

Maeve Higgins is a writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker and The Irish Examiner.  Originally from Cobh…

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Victoria Kennefick

Victoria Kennefick

Cork, Irish Writing, Poetry

Victoria Kennefick grew up in Cork and lives in Kerry. Her pamphlet White Whale won the Munster Literature Centre Chapbook…

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Tobi Lakmaker

Tobi Lakmaker

Debut, Fiction, LGBTQI+, Novel, Translation

Tobi Lakmaker was born in 1994 and lives in Amsterdam. He writes columns for De Groene Amsterdammer and LINDA.meiden. The…

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Shari Lapena

Shari Lapena

Crime, Fiction, Novel

Shari Lapena is the internationally bestselling author of the thrillers The Couple Next Door, A Stranger in the House, An Unwanted Guest, Someone We Know, The…

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Kate Lawlor

Kate Lawlor

Irish Writing, Short Stories

Kate Lawlor is a writer from Dublin. In 2022, she was a recipient of the Ireland Chair of Poetry Student…

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Sue Leonard

Sue Leonard

Interviewer

A journalist and ghostwriter, Sue Leonard is the co-author of twelve books including two number one best-sellers. If Memory Serves Me Wrong, co-written…

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Meet the Writers

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