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Welcome to William Wall’s page on here William reads from his work in audio podcast format.

William Wall is an author of both fiction and poetry. And not for the first time on have we found it difficult to categorise the author but we have positioned William’s work in the Featured Prose Section as he read from his novels and short story collection when we met with him recently.   

William Wall is a full-time writer, he was born in Cork in 1955, where he still lives. He graduated from University College Cork in philosophy and English, and is one of two fiction writers to emerge from the group of mostly poets that developed around the English Department there in the late seventies. His fourth novel, This Is The Country, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2005 and shortlisted for The Irish Book Awards and the Young Mind Prize. His work has been translated into Italian, Portuguese, Serbian, Latvian and Dutch. His fiction has been published in Ireland, England and the USA. His poetry and fiction have won numerous accolades, including The Patrick Kavanagh and Sean O’Faoláin Awards, and ‘Surrender’ was shortlisted for the Raymond Carver Prize. He has published four novels and two collections of poetry. His stories were collected as No Paradiso in 2006. He has also written for children.


in 2010 William undertook a 5 week residency at The Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco but we caught up with him just before he left to talk about this great honour and about what inspires him to write.  In his  second Podcast William reads from his 2002 novel “Map of Tenderness

Our thanks to The Cork International Airport Hotel for providing excellent facilties for us to make this recording

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