Caroline Busher is an Anglo-Irish author of Young Adult (YA) fiction – and is the first author of YA books to come and chat to us on the Goldster Inside Story. YA is one of the fastest-growing areas in publishing, with many adults being quick to discover the magic of books which were intended for their children and grandchildren!
Although she was born in England, Caroline has made her home in Ireland, after falling in love with an Irishman. After graduating with a First Class Honours MA in Creative Writing, she began publishing both fiction and non-fiction books, for which she has won a number of awards. Her novels The Ghosts of Magnificent Children and The Girl Who Ate The Stars were bestsellers in the Irish Times. Her latest book is The Legend of Valentine Sorrow, which was shortlisted for the YA book of the year at the Irish Book Awards.
Caroline is the Reader in Residence with Wexford Public Library Services and a Heritage Expert with the Heritage Council of Ireland. She is also part of the Poetry Ireland ‘Writers in Schools’ Scheme, was the Festival Manager of Towers and Tales International Book Festival in Lismore Castle, and is the Chair of Wexford Literary Festival. Recently Caroline was invited to become a book reviewer on Ireland’s breakfast TV show, Ireland AM.
Join Lucinda Hawksley as she chats to Caroline Busher about her writing and heritage work, as well as her new novel The Legend of Valentine Sorrow, which takes place in Sligo in 1832, at the height of a cholera epidemic. Join them on Thursday 28th April at midday.