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Christine Breen

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Her Name is Rose is Christine's debut novel.

Born and raised in New York and educated in Boston and Dublin, she now lives in the west of Ireland. In addition to being a writer, Christine is an artist, homeopath and garden designer. Along with her husband, the novelist Niall Williams, she co-authored four bestselling non-fiction books on country living in County Clare, which were published by Soho Press in New York. O COME YE BACK TO IRELAND is now available as an ebook.

In 2002, Christine and her family travelled around the world for 9 months. A travel memoir, SO MANY MILES TO PARADISE was published in Ireland the following year, and is now also available as an ebook. At various times Christine has been a houseplant doctor for Neiman Marcus,
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Another Kiltumper Writing Workshop with Niall Williams

Nine writers from Ireland, the UK, and Australia found their way to County Clare on the May Bank Holiday Weekend. It’s a bit like finding Brigadoon. No road signs only landmarks. The small shed with the red tin roof, the fork in the road, the long slow upward hill… Three full on days of workshopping their writing with Niall and lunches back here in Kiltumper each day. We’ve yet to host a worksh...

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