Claire Hennessy

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Occupation writer / creative writing teacher
Location Dublin, Ireland
Introduction Writer and creative writing facilitator. I write mostly for young adults - Poolbeg Press have published my first nine novels - and also dabble in short fiction and book reviews. Working on something new at the moment - details to come! I'm one of the directors at the Big Smoke Writing Factory in Dublin, where I teach classes for beginning and developing writers. Most importantly, if you're putting the kettle on, yes, I will have a cup of tea, thanks.
Interests writing, reading, gifted education, feminism, history, teaching, procrastinating, tea, writing workshops, creativity, young adult fiction, teen fiction, novels, Dublin, comedy, compulsive book-buying, TV, fairy tales
Favorite Movies Velvet Goldmine, The Virgin Suicides, Shrek, The Breakfast Club, Tangled, Wonder Boys, Romy and Michele's High School Reunion, Mean Girls, Clueless, The History Boys
Favorite Music David Bowie, Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Goo Goo Dolls, Queen, The Police, Emilie Autumn, The Killers, The Cure, Simon & Garfunkel, Taylor Swift, Leonard Cohen
Favorite Books Kissing The Witch, The Handmaid's Tale, The Bell Jar, Rachel's Holiday, A Wrinkle In Time, Matilda, Election, Wonder Boys, How I Live Now, The Picture of Dorian Gray, Villette, Speak, The Secret History, The Women's Room, Delirium, If I Stay, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Book Thief, Shade, Birthmarked, Salem Falls, Circle of Friends, Michael Rosen's Sad Book