We tell them to stay alive or
keep alive those who only live
now in the telling."
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Born in Dublin in 1958, studied English and French Literature at University College, Dublin. He moved to New York in 1980 where he married Christine Breen, whom he had met while she was also a student at UCD. His first job in New York was opening boxes of books in Fox & Sutherland’s Bookshop in Mount Kisco. In 1985, he and Chris left America to attempt to make lives as writers in Ireland. On April 1st they moved to the cottage in west Clare that Chris’s grandfather had left eighty years before. They have two adult children, a dog named Finn and a cat called Thanks. Niall’s first four books, published between 1987 and 1995, were co-written with Chris and tell of their life together in Co Clare.
Pierce Brosnan, Gabriel Byrne and Helena Bonham Carter, starring in the film of Niall Williams’ novel, FOUR LETTERS OF LOVE, directed by Polly Steele. Currently filming in Ireland.
Original television and feature film screenplays are available from Niall’s film agent, Cathy King. Niall and Christine have adapted Helen Cullen’s novel, THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF, for Mainstreet Pictures. And have written the screen treatment for Christine’s novel, HER NAME IS ROSE.
IN KILTUMPER, A Year in an Irish Garden by Niall and Christine (published by Bloomsbury in Sept ’21 with paperback due in April ’23) is the chronicle of a gardening year and a glimpse of a lifetime of writing and gardening and Niall and Christine’s first co-authored book in 25 years. Claire Connolly of The Times Literary Supplement writes: ‘It is a record, both honest and beautiful, of a sustainable but precarious way of life.’ See reviews below….
Christine and Niall are delighted to announce that they will be participating in the inaugural Kalymnos Writers’ Festival on the Greek island of Kalymnos this September 2023. Contact info@
Latest Releases By Niall Williams
Kiltumper Writing Workshop
We’ve worked with over 30 fiction writers from around the world during the past few years. In 2023, it’s time to return to in-person creative writing workshops in Kiltumper. We are hosting one in the summer of 2023 (14th to 17th July) and considering one in the autumn. Use the contact page for further info. Places can be secured by payment of a non-refundable deposit of €100 HERE or use the contact page if you have any questions.
The Good Life: One couple’s success at writing their way back to nature
The Good Life: One couple’s success at writing their way back to nature. Article from Independent.ie
A Garden Grows in Ireland
On a hillside in County Clare, a garden marks a near-lost function of the landscape. By Dominique Browning Sept. 17, 2021 11:00 am ET The …