Visiting Writer Fellow 2014
Dr Siobhán Parkinson (http://www.siobhanparkinson.com/) studied at Trinity College Dublin and has worked for decades as a writer and editor. She has published over 25 books, mostly novels for children and teenagers. She was Ireland's first Laureate for Children's Literature (Laureate na nÓg) in 2010-12. She also translates children's books from German. Since it published its first list in 2010, she has been publisher of Little Island Books (http://www.littleisland.ie/), an independent publishing house specialising in books for young readers. Several of her books have received national and international awards and she received Trinity's own Alumni Award in 2013. She has extensive experience as a teacher of creative writing to children, teenagers and adults.
Irish Writer Fellow 2015