Grace Wells (England/Ireland) read for the 2016 John Hewitt International Summer School, alongside Rita Ann Higgins
Grace grew up in central London and worked in the film and television industry. Her first book, Gyrfalcon (2002), a novel for children, won the Eilis Dillon Best Newcomer Bisto Award and was an International White Ravens’ Choice. Other publications for children include Ice-Dreams (2008) and One World, Our World (2009). Her debut poetry collection, When God Has Been Called Away to Greater Things (Dedalus Press, 2010) won the 2011 Rupert and Eithne Strong Best First Collection Award and was short-listed for the London Fringe Festival New Poetry Award. Her second, Fur, was published by Dedalus in October 2015.
Grace works with people with special needs, facilitating biography and poetry workshops and has served as Literature Officer with South Tipperary Art Centre.
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