Saturday 20th February, 9PM at Metropole Hotel, Cork


Denyse Woods


Denyse Woods, who also writes as Denyse Devlin, was born in Boston in 1958 and is the daughter of an Irish diplomat. She studied Arabic and English at University College, Dublin, and subsequently worked in Iraq. She has travelled extensively in the Middle East, and also lived in the USA, Belgium, Australia, Ita

ly and the UK before settling in Cork with her husband and their two daughters. Denyse has published five novels including the critically acclaimed Overnight to Innsbruck (Lilliput Press, 2002), the best-selling The Catalpa Tree (Penguin Ireland, 2004), Like Nowhere Else (Penguin Ireland, 2005) and Hopscotch (Penguin Ireland, 2006). Her most recent novel is If Not Now (Penguin Ireland, 2008). She is a winner of The Irish Times short story award.



"I selected Overnight to Innsbruck by Denyse Woods by chance from the reviewing shelf and discovered a real treat of a read. It is pleasantly old-fashioned in having a strong, page-turning plot, and credible characters who panic and fret in recognisably authentic ways, yet bristling with smart, contemporary dialogue and psychological insight."

—The Spectator



Author Links

Woods at Penguin Books site

Woods reviewed in The Spectator



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