WIS Database of Writers
- Dermot Bolger
- Poet, Novelist
- Discussion with Writer, Reading and Q&A
- Age Group
- 15 - 18
- Post Primary
- Works in English ONLY
productions & background experience
Born in Finglas in 1959, Dermot Bolger is a poet, novelist and playwright. His nine novels include The Family on Paradise Pier, The Woman’s Daughter and The Journey Home. His plays include The Lament for Arthur Cleary, which received the Samuel Beckett Award and From These Green Heights which won the Irish Times ESB Award for Best New Irish Play of 2004. He has edited numerous anthologies including The Picador Book of Contemporary Irish Fiction and the best-selling collaborative novel Finbar’s Hotel.
Publications include: The Passion of Jerome (Peacock Theatre, 1999), Taking My Letters Back: Selected Poems (New Island Books, 1998), Finbar's Hotel (collaborative novel, Picador, 1997) and Father's Music (Flamingo, 1997). Member of Aosdána. Limited Availability.
My work is suited to post Junior Cert students and I find it best to read an extract from one of the books followed by a question and answer session which can explore my own work, the process of writing or general questions about literature or the reality of a writer’s daily life.
Very limited availability due to ongoing deadline commitments but I try to accommodate people where possible.
- c/o New Island Books, 2 Brookside, Dundrum, Dublin 14
- (01) 678 9022