Beginner’s Pluck

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Kate Winter

  Kate started telling rambling stories as a toddler. At 5, she wrote them down. But she didn’t start writing in earnest until she was in her late twenties. “I was in Australia, and I was…

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Alice Oseman

  Published in the Irish Examiner on 27th December Alice Oseman Alice can’t remember a time when she hasn’t been writing stories. She’s a prolific reader too. “I wrote this story about teenagers and school, for…

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Luana

Luana Lewis

After gaining a degree in psychology, Luana stayed on as a research assistant studying victims of violence. Then she worked full time as a psychologist. Starting off working with trauma victims, she moved into family custody…

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Karl Whitney

  Whilst at UCD Karl wrote for university papers, and afterwards he did some freelance journalism for The Guardian and the Irish Times. “My articles were often about Dublin. I wanted to write something from a…

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Gerard Lee

Gerard Lee

Gerard worked in social care, on and off, for twenty years. At first he worked in residential settings, then, as a freelance actor, he dipped in and out of relief work. “My acting career has been…

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