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Cork Spring Literary Festival 2011THE CORK SPRING






Ian Wild to read at the Cork Spring Literary Festival 2011



Reading with Pat Boran & Alan Garvey, Thursday 17 February, 7.15pm


Ian Wild is a writer, composer and theatre worker from Enniskean, Co. Cork, Ireland. In 2009 he won the Fish International Short Story Prize and received a literature bursary from the Irish Arts Council. His publications and broadcast work include Way Out West - a comedy series for RTE Radio One; The Great Moodini and other stories - 20 children’s stories also broadcast on RTE’s Radio One. He has a collection of short stories published by Fish: The Woman Who Swallowed The Book Of Kells and also a volume of poetry entitled Intercourse With Cacti, (Bradshaw Books). His literary awards include the North West Playwrights Award, a short story prize with the Cork Literary Review and in 2005 he won a runner-up award in the Bridport Short Story Prize. Four of his musical comedies appeared in Cork Midsummer Festivals between 1998 and 2003. From January 2011 he will be working for the Munster Literature Centre as short fiction editor of Southword and judge of the Seán Ó Faoláin Prize. Read an Ian Wild poem in Southword Journal.


(Extracts of Wild's work available on page 23 of festival brochure.)


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