Malachy Doyle

Teen Fiction Writer, Children's Writer
Reading and Q&A, Discussion with Writer, Creative Writing Workshop
Age Group
5 - 6, 7 - 10, 11-15, 16 - 18
Primary, Post Primary
Works in English ONLY
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mornings, Afternoons

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience

I grew up in Whitehead, Co. Antrim, before going off to England to college and then living in Wales, where I worked in special needs education. I returned to Ireland in 2007, and now live in Donegal.
My books have won many prizes internationally, including the English Association Award (Cow), the Tír na nÓg award (Georgie), the Parent’s Choice Gold Award and the Anne Izard Storyteller’s Choice Awards (Tales from Old Ireland), and the Nestle Silver Award (The Dancing Tiger).

I write for young people of all ages – from picture books to teenage novels, and thoroughly enjoy visiting schools, libraries and festivals to read from my work and excite people about both reading and writing.  I am also a very experienced facilitator of writing workshops for both children and adults.  

The Great Hunger (Watts, 1998)
Farewell to Ireland (Watts, 1998)
12,000 Miles from Home (Watts, 1998)
The Great Castle of Marshmangle (Andersen Press, 1999)
Jody’s Beans (Walker Books, 1999)
The Changeling (Pont, 1999)
Well, a Crocodile Can! (Frances Lincoln, 1999)
Carrot Thompson, Record Breaker (Poolbeg, 2000)
Just-the-Same Jamie (Poolbeg 2000)
Tales from Old Ireland (Barefoot Books, 2000)
Owen and the Mountain (Bloomsbury, 2000)
Hero, Toffer and Wallaby (Pont, 2000)
Hungry! Hungry! Hungry! (Andersen, 2000)
Georgie (Bloomsbury, 2001)
Joe’s Bike Race (Poolbeg, 2001)
Babies Likes Me! (Frances Lincoln, 2001)
The Bold Boy (Walker Books, 2001)
Billy and the Bees (Poolbeg, 2002)
Sleepy Pendoodle (Walker Books, 2002)
Cow (Simon and Schuster, 2002)
Who is Jesse Flood? (Bloomsbury, 2002)
Storm Cats (Simon and Schuster, 2002)
Riley, Kylie and Smiley (Pont, 2002)
Lake of Shadows (Pont, 2002)
Antonio on the Other Side of the World, Getting Smaller (Walker Books, 2003)
Long Grey Norris (Egmont, 2003)
Ugly Great Giant (Orchard, 2003)
1,2,3 O’Leary (Simon and Schuster, 2004)
Amadans (Orchard, 2004)
Una and the Seacloak (Frances Lincoln, 2004)
Splash, Joshua, Splash! (Bloomsbury, 2004)
Teddybear Blue (Frances Lincoln, 2004)
The Barefoot Book of Fairy Tales (Barefoot, 2005)
Amadans Alert (Orchard, 2005)
Big Pig (Simon and Schuster, 2005)
The Dancing Tiger (Simon and Schuster, 2005)
Granny Sarah and the Last Red Kite (Pont, 2006)
Jack the Giant-Killer (Franklin Watts, 2006)
When a Zeeder Met a Xyder (Doubleday 2006)
Albert & Sarah Jane (QED Publishing, 2007)
The Hound of Ulster (A&C Black, 2007)
The Football Ghosts(Egmont, 2007)
Horse (Simon & Schuster, 2008)
Charlie is my Darling (Orchard, 2008)
Digger & Lew (QED Publishing, 2008)
Swap (O’Brien Press, 2008)
Finn MacCool and the Giant’s Causeway (Franklin Watts, 2009)
Who Did It? (Picture Corgi, 2009)
Danny the Duck with No Quack (QED, 2009)
Big People, Little People (A&C Black, 2009)
Long Live Paddy the Cope (Templecrone Press, 2009)
The Lambton Curse (Barrington Stoke, 2010).

Session Details

My school sessions usually involve reading from my books and then answering a million questions. I’m more often asked to do primary schools, but enjoy all age groups. I also very much enjoy giving writing workshops.

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