Reading with Joanna Walsh
8th September at 4pm
Cork Central Library (Grand Parade)
Roisín O'Donnell is a short story writer living in Ireland. With family roots in Derry city, Roisín grew up in Sheffield. She holds a First Class Honors degree in English Studies from Trinity College Dublin, and a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Ulster. Her stories and poems have been published in journals and anthologies internationally. Her work features in Young Irelanders (2015), and in the award-winning anthology The Long Gaze Back (2015). Nominated for a Pushcart Prize and the Forward Prize, she has been shortlisted for many international awards, including the Cúirt New Writing Prize, the Brighton Prize, the Wasafiri New Writing Prize and the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award 2016. Roisín now lives with her husband near the Phoenix Park in Dublin, and her debut short story collection, Wild Quiet, was published by New Island this year.