MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults

Siobhán Parkinson / Visiting Writer

Siobhán Parkinson

Siobhán Parkinson writes novels, mostly for children and young people. She says herself that she writes “to the imagination.” 

True, most of the imaginations who engage with her work are on the youthful side, but in her view, the best books are for everyone who enjoys them. She is also publisher with an independent publishing house called Little Island, which brings out really great books for children and teenagers. Siobhán served as Ireland’s first ever laureate for children’s literature (Laureate na nÓg) from May 2010 to May 2012. She also teaches creative writing at St. Patrick’s College, Drumcondra, Dublin. www.siobhanparkinson.com