Irish Times Bestseller, Caroline Busher is a writer living in County Wexford. She has recently completed an MA in Creative Writing in UCD where she received first class honors.
Caroline has signed a three book deal with Irish Publisher Poolbeg Press and the first of her YA novels – The Ghosts of Magnificent Children, was published in October 2016. Her second book, The Girl Who Ate the Stars, is due out in October 2017. Following her three book deal, Poolbeg Press has invited Caroline to write a fourth book for them on Strongbow and the Normans.
Over the past few years Caroline has achieved notable success as a writer. Caroline’s work first received recognition in 2013 when she was selected as a finalist in the Bord Gais Energy short story competition that was held in conjunction with TV3. In 2014 Caroline was awarded a Literature bursary from Wexford County Council and in the same year her work was published by O’Brien Press as part a competition held by the RTE Bookshow. In 2015 Caroline was long-listed for the RTE Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition.
Caroline is a curator for Wexford Literary Festival and has chaired panel discussions with other writers including Louise Phillips, Carmel Harrington, Rachael English and Claudia Carrol. Caroline also teaches creating writing courses to adults and children and facilitates creative writing workshops.
Caroline has also been awarded the Reader in Residence position with Wexford County Council Public Library Service in October 2016. As Reader in Residence, she has delivered a programme of activities designed to promote literacy and enjoyment of reading and library usage in children and young people. She has met with hundreds of children throughout County Wexford, curated festivals and facilitated interactive workshops.
Caroline has appeared at book festivals throughout the country such as Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Ennis Book Club Festival, Dublin Book Festival and Wexford Literary Festival. She is currently the Vice Chair of Wexford Literary Festival.
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