Caroline Busher graduated with a First Class Honours MA in Creative Writing from UCD. She is the Irish Times best-selling author of “The Ghosts of Magnificent Children,” “The Girl Who Ate The Stars” and “Votes for Women” The Irish Women’s Suffrage Movement (Poolbeg Press) she is represented by Trace Literary Agency- USA.
Her highly anticipated second novel “The Girl Who Ate The Stars” was published by Poolbeg Press in March 2018 and has received much critical acclaim. Her latest book “The Legend of Valentine Sorrow” is due out later this year.
Caroline worked as “Reader in Residence” with Wexford Public Library Services for a number of years. She is a writer in residence in a primary school setting and is a heritage expert with The Heritage Council of Ireland. Caroline has been accepted as an author on to the Poetry Ireland Writers in Schools Scheme and reviews books on Ireland AM.
Caroline has held the position of Programme Manager and curator of Wexford Literary Festival and The Festival Manager of “Towers and Tales” International Storytelling Festival. She visits schools and libraries throughout Ireland and has appeared at some of the best literary festivals in the country. Caroline regularly facilities creative writing classes and works as a creativity coach and mentor, helping creative people to live their dream creative life.
Caroline grew up in a Victorian House in the North West of England. As an only child Caroline spent her days reading books and writing fantastical stories.
When Caroline got older she moved to the South East of Ireland and strongly believes that it is the most magical place on earth.
Her house is nestled beneath the Blackstairs Mountains. But be warned if you ever go there you must tread carefully. The mountains resemble sleeping giants and legend has it that the giants might wake up someday. If you ever find yourself in this predicament, please do not fear as you are close to the oldest lighthouse in the world and a medieval castle so there are plenty of places to hide.
Achievements include –
First Class Honours MA in Creative Writing- 2015.
Recipient of a Literature Award from Wexford County Council and Artlinks- 2016, 2018, and 2020.
Shortlisted for the Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Award – 2015.
Highly Commended in the Cross Pens/Writing.ie Short Story Competition- 2015.
Longlisted for the Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition- 2015.
Recipient of a Literature Award from Wexford County Council and Artlinks – 2014.
Published by O’Brien Press as part of the RTE 100 words/100 writers competition -2014.
Shortlisted for Bord Gais Energy Book Club/TV3 Short Story Award – 2013.
Poetry chosen to accompany the state art collection – 2013.