To celebrate the opening of The River Mill, a new writers’ retreat in South Down, proprietor Paul Maddern has invited three extraordinary writers to read at this years Festival. There will be a draw at this event for a complimentary 6-night stay at The River Mill (single occupancy).
For more information about The River Mill writers retreat visit the-river-mill.co.uk
Claire Keegan is an internationally acclaimed writer and her multi-award-winning short story publications (Antarctica, Walk the Blue Fields and Foster) have been translated into 17 languages. Her work has appeared in journals that include The Paris Review, The New Yorker, The Economist, Granta and Best American Stories.
Sarah Roby’s latest poetry collection, The Straight Man (Templar), was shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards. Her work has featured in The Poetry Review and national poetry competitions. She is winner of the Mslexia Poetry Prize and iSHOT Award for poetry pamphlets.
Rosamund Taylor won the Belfast Book Festival’s inaugural Mairtín Crawford Award and “Detour (Leaving Edinburgh)” was nominated for the Forward Prize (Best Poem). She was twice short-listed for the Montreal International Poetry Prize and she is included in Best New British and Irish Poets: 2018 (Eyewear).