Writers

Dorothy Macardle

Dorothy Macardle (1889-1958), an Irish novelist, playwright, journalist and historian, was born in Dundalk in 1889 to a wealthy brewing family, and educated at Alexandra College and University College, Dublin. A Republican and member of Cumann na mBan, Macardle was imprisoned for her activities during the Irish Civil War, and later worked as a journalist […]

Jade Sharma

Jade Sharma grew up as a US Army brat, spending most of her childhood in Germany and her teenage years in Japan. She began writing aged 14, after dropping out of school, as a means of coping with her depression. Her mother’s favorite piece of writing was a story Sharma wrote as a kid in which […]

Maeve Kelly

Maeve Kelly, an Irish novelist, short-story writer and poet, was born in Ennis, Co. Clare and educated in Dundalk. She was a founding member of the limerick Federation of Women’s Organisations and the Limerick Refuge for Battered Wives, now called Adapt House, where she was an administrator for fifteen years. In 1972 she won the […]

Arja Kajermo

Arja Kajermo has contributed cartoons to the feminist publisher Attic Press and occasionally to the Sunday Press, The Irish Times, Image magazine, Magill and others. Her strip ‘Dublin Four’ ran in the Sunday Tribune. She now draws the strip ‘Tuula’ in the Sunday edition of a Swedish daily newspaper. In 2014 she was shortlisted for the prestigious Davy Byrnes Award for […]

Oona Frawley

Born in New York City to Irish actor parents, Oona Frawley spent a lot of her childhood backstage, hearing plays through green room speakers, cueing her father for roles and listening to her mother sing. Her parents’ attachment to Ireland meant that the family travelled ‘home’ once a year. Oona eventually settled in Ireland in […]

Joanna Walsh

Joanna Walsh is a British writer and illustrator. Her writing has appeared in Granta, The Stinging Fly, gorse and has been anthologised in Dalkey Archive Press’s Best European Fiction 2015, Best British Short Stories 2014 and 2015, and elsewhere. A collection, Fractals, was published in the UK in 2013, and her memoir Hotel was published internationally in 2015. She writes literary and cultural criticism […]