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Cork writer William Wall at the Bealtaine Festival ’14


We are delighted to share news of this event with you, 

The “Bealtaine Festival”


Cork writer and novelist

William Wall

        discussing his book of short stories “No Paradiso”.

Tuesday 20th of May at 7 pm,

Cork City Library,

                                Grand Parade.

The stories in this outstanding collection range in location between Ireland, Italy and the Usa. Varying in structure, they explore themes of loss, love and language. Many are haunting and evocative, some are mischievous or slightly surreal, some brutally dark.

About the writer  

William Wall is a full-time writer who in 2005 was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize for his novel This is the country, shortlisted for the Hughes & Hughes; in 2004 was shortlisted for the Raymond Carver Prize.

In 1997, he won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. He published his first collection of poetry in that year. His first novel, Alice Falling, a dark study of power and abuse in modern day Ireland, appeared in 2000. He is the author of four novels, two collections of poetry and one of short stories.

He writes for Irish Left Review and reviews for The Irish Times and occasionally for literary journals. His work has been translated into several languages. He has also appeared on the Irish-language channel TG4 such as in the programme Cogar.

 They say about him

“William Wall is a genuine literary talent, with a poet’s gift for apposite, wry observation, dialogue and character… He has an admirable power of poignant description.” Guardian

“Stylish and perceptive.” The Times

“A powerful writer.” Irish Indepedent  

 “His timing is beautiful, his writing finely-honed.” Sunday Business post  


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