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” and “The Girl Who Ate The Stars” (Poolbeg Press) and 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.
Caroline is the “Reader in Residence” with Wexford Public Library Services. 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.
Caroline is the Programme Manager and curator of Wexford Literary Festival and visits schools and libraries throughout Ireland. Caroline has also appeared at some of the best literary festivals in the country and she regularly facilities creative writing classes.
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 and 2018.
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.