Niall Williams, a Dublin born writer, has lived in Kiltumper, Co Clare in the west of Ireland for the past 30 years. He is the author of eight novels, three stage plays, four non-fiction works and several screenplays, and a novella: The Unrequited.
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A new novel, HISTORY OF THE RAIN, Niall's first for five years, published by Bloomsbury in the UK and Commonwealth and Ireland (April 2014) and in North America (May 2014), has been long-listed for The Man Booker Prize 2014.
(Spanish and Turkish rights have also been sold (publication dates yet to be announced.))
Click here to read first chapter
HISTORY OF THE RAIN was chosen as a BBC RADIO BOOK AT BEDTIME, and broadcast in April 2014. (The audio version will soon be available.) Listen to Niall's interview with Mariella Frostrup on BBC's OPENBOOK show.
Niall's screen adaptation of FOUR LETTERS OF LOVE, an international best-seller, which is being re-issued, Autumn 2014, as a Picador Modern Classic is currently one of the works in progress with the Irish film and TV production company, ELEMENT PICTURES.
In partnership with WMS BROS PICTURES Niall has written five screenplays for feature films. Among them are: BOZ and THE SWEEP. (For information on screenplays contact Niall's film agent, Cathy King at Independent Talent, London.)
Niall is delighted to announce that Christine's first novel, HER NAME IS ROSE, will be published by St. Martin's Press, New York, in 2015. The Polish rights have also been sold and ROSE will appear next summer in Poland.
Niall and Christine have launched a website KiltumperBooks where news about their projects is also available. Here's the link to the ebook edition of their first non-fiction book O COME YE BACK TO IRELAND
In the Autumn, on the October Bank Holiday Weekend a WRITING WORKSHOP in KILTUMPER is planned. Details here.