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.
Latest Release By Niall Williams
Other television and feature film screenplays are in development. Niall and Christine have recently adapted Helen Cullen’s novel, THE LOST LETTERS OF WILLIAM WOOLF, for Mainstreet Pictures.
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.’
We have taken the successful Kiltumper Writing Workshops online. Places, which are limited, can be secured by payment of a non-refundable deposit of €100 HERE or use the contact page if you have any questions.
Kiltumper Writing Workshop
In 2021, we took the Kiltumper Writing Workshops online. We have since worked with over 30 fiction writers from around the world. News of the next online workshop in fiction will be announced soon. Alternatively, we may hold another in-person workshop in Kiltumper. 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.