Dermot Bolger

Poet, Novelist
Reading and Q&A, Discussion with Writer
Age Group
11-15, 16 - 18
Post Primary
Works in English ONLY

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience

Born in Finglas in 1959, Dermot Bolger is a poet, novelist and playwright. His thirteen novels include The Family on Paradise PierThe Journey Home, and a book for young adults, New Town Soul, which has been a comparative choice on the Leaving Certificate. 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: That Which is Suddenly Precious: New & Selected Poems (New Island Books, 2015), Father's Music (Flamingo, 1997) and Tanglewood (New Island Books, 2015). Member of Aosdána. Limited Availability.

Session Details

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.

Age Group Details

Ideally 15 - 18 year olds. 

Availability Details

Very limited availability due to ongoing deadline commitments but I try to accommodate people where possible.

(01) 678 9022
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