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FÚM FÉIN - About Máire

Myra Zepf was the first Children’s Writing Fellow for Northern Ireland, based at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry at QUB (2017-19). The Co. Down author has written 11 books for children, from picture books to a YA verse novel. Winner of two Children’s Book Awards from the Literacy Association of Ireland (2017 & 2019), an IBBY Honour Award (2018) and two Oireachtas Awards for Fiction (2016 & 2018), her books appear in 7 languages worldwide. Myra is a keen workshop-creator, collaborator and co-conspirator across numerous genres and artforms, on a sworn mission to inspire children to write their own stories. She works in Irish and in English.