Deirdre O’Sullivan

Deirdre Sullivan is a writer and teacher from Galway. She has written seven acclaimed books for young adults, including Savage Her Reply (Little Island 2020), Perfectly Preventable Deaths (Hot Key Books 2019), and Tangleweed and Brine (Little Island 2017). She was the recipient of the CBI Book of the Year Award in 2018 and the An Post Irish Book Award for YA in 2020. Her short fiction has appeared in Banshee and The Dublin Review. I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay is her first book for adults.

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Event 1:

The award-winning YA author talks with Libby Marchant about her new book Precious Catastrophe, the compelling and darkly magical sequel to Perfectly Preventable Deaths. 


Venue: Online Event


Date / Time: From 12:00pm, Thursday, 21st October


Admission: Free Event


Event 2:

Deirdre Sullivan speaks to Sophie White about her I Want To Know That I Will Be Okay. In this dark, glittering collection of short stories, Deirdre Sullivan explores the trauma and power that reside in women’s bodies.


Venue: Online Event


Date / Time: From 8:00pm, Friday, 22nd October


Admission: Free Event


WATERFORD WRITERS WEEKEND - OCT 22nd - 24th

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