Formerly a lecturer in English and Spanish Literature, David Butler is a multi-award-winning novelist, poet, short-story writer and playwright. The most recent of his three published novels, City of Dis’ (New Ireland) was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2015. David’s second poetry collection, All the Barbaric Glass, was published in March 2017 by Doire Press. He is currently working on a poetry sequence as a Per Cent Literary Arts Commission for Blackrock Library.
David’s literary prizes include the ITT/Red Line, Maria Edgeworth (twice) and Fish Short Story Award, the Scottish Community, Cork Arts Theatre and British Theartre Challenge awards for drama, and the Féile Filíochta, Ted McNulty, Brendan Kennelly and Baileborough awards for poetry. RTE are to His radio play, Vigil, was broadcast by RTE for their Drama on One slot on 26 March 2017.
David tutors regularly at the Irish Writers Centre. He lives in Bray with wife and fellow author, Tanya Farrelly.