Denyse Woods – 2018 Flash Fiction Judge


Kanturk Arts Festival is delighted to have novelist Denyse as the judge for its 2018 Flash Fiction competition.

Kanturk Arts Festival is delighted to have novelist Denyse Woods as the judge for its 2018 Flash Fiction competition. Denyse has published five novels including the critically acclaimed Overnight to Innsbruck (Lilliput Press, 2002), the best-selling The Catalpa Tree (Penguin Ireland, 2004), Like Nowhere Else (Penguin Ireland, 2005) and Hopscotch (Penguin Ireland, 2006). Her most recent novel is If Not Now (Penguin Ireland, 2008). She is a winner of The Irish Times short story award and

once-off Hemingway Days Florida Keys Flash Fiction Award, in 2016, affording her the opportunity to work in Ernest Hemingway’s studio in Key West where he wrote such classic novels as For Whom the Bell Tolls and Green Hills of Africa, in the 1930s, – the only author to have done so since the man himself.

Denyse, who also writes under the name Denyse Devlin, is the daughter of an Irish diplomat. She studied Arabic and English at University College, Dublin, and subsequently worked in Iraq. She has treavelled extensively in the Middle East and also lived in the USA, Belgium, Australia, Italy and the UK. She now lives in Cork with her husband and their two daughters.

Her novel Of Sea and Sand will be published in Spring 2018.

She has recently been writer-in-residence with Cork County Library. As part of Kanturk Arts Festival 2018, Denyse will also present a Writing Workshop on Monday 19th of March.