PASSAGE West author Danny Denton has been appointed Cork County Library’s new Writer in Residence.
His debut novel, The Earlie King and the Kid in Yellow, has recently been published by Granta to considerable acclaim, grabbing the attention and praise of critics at home and abroad.
It has been described variously as ‘a grim dystopian Ireland that is all too believable’ and as ‘tender, brutal and utterly original.’
Danny has been awarded several bursaries and scholarships. As Writer in Residence, he will host a selection of library-based creative writing groups and individual writers around Cork including Skibbereen, Carrigaline and Bantry. He will also appear at the West Cork Literary Festival.
The residency will also provide one-to-one mentoring for writers at the selected libraries and booking is advisable as places are limited. This element of the residency is not restricted to members of writing groups.