5 brilliant Cork authors whose books would make lovely Christmas gifts

Have you a book lover in your life, someone who has expressed their desire to take up reading or maybe you just want to buy yourself a new read to enjoy by the fire over the holidays?

Well if so, why not think about supporting a Cork author this Christmas, and we assure you there is no shortage of amazing writing talent in the rebel county.

Whether it’s a poetry book, a novel, a recipe book or a journal your after, these Cork authors have you covered:

  • Louise O’Neill

Louise O’Neill took the writing world by storm in 2015 with her novel ‘Asking for it.’ The novel was critically aclaimed and was only the beginning for the Cork based author. Louise has since had many major titles including her latest release ‘After the Silence,’ which TV and Film rights have been purchased by Tiger Aspect (the production team behind Peaky Blinders).

  • Alice Taylor

Alice Taylor is probably one of Cork’s most renowned authors, and is most known for her nostalgia works that look back at life in a small rural village in Ireland. Alice’s most recent publication, ‘Tea for One’ is about the challenges and pleasures of living alone. It was shortlisted for ‘Best Irish Published Book of the Year’ at the 2021 Irish Book Awards.

  • Derval O’Rourke

O’Rourke is a well known Irish athlete, formerly a hurdles sprinter, she now has her own fitness app and is one of the mentors on the hit RTÉ show Ireland’s Fittest Family. She has written a cookbook ‘Food for the Fast Lane’ and alongside Dr. Michelle O’Driscoll has written two journal style books to help people lead a more mindful and healthier lifestyle.

  • William Wall

William Wall is an Irish poet, novelist and short story writer. He is an award-winning writer, winning the 2021 Premio Lerici ‘AngloLiguria’ and ‘Premio di Conza Poesia.’ William has over ten publications to date.

  • Michelle Dunne

Cobh-born Michelle Dunne, joined the army straight after leaving school, something she says is the best decision of her life. She now works in healthcare and also writes on the side. ‘While Nobody Is Watching’ is Michelle’s third book, however it is her first thriller and the first time she has used her military experience in her writing.


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