Alannah Hopkin lives in Kinsale, Co Cork. She grew up in London and studied at Queen Mary College, University of London and the University of Essex. She has published two novels (Hamish Hamilton, London) and her non-fiction books include Eating Scenery: West Cork, the People & the Place (The Collins Press, Cork). Her stories have appeared in the London Magazine and the Cork Literary Review, among others.
She has written guides to Ireland for Fodor’s, Insight and Berlitz, and also writes about her own travels in Ireland and abroad for magazines. She is a regular book reviewer for the Irish Examiner, and a tutor on Poetry Ireland’s Writers in Schools scheme. She has led writing workshops up to M.A. level. She is currently working on a collection of stories, and a novel, The Ballydevlin Hauntings.
Details of this year’s festival programme can be found elsewhere on this website.