Brief bio on Anthony Glavin, guest tutor on Bofin Weekend No. 2. An editor of ‘New Irish Writing’ in the Irish Press, long-time Commissioning Editor for New Island Books, Tony’s acclaimed first novel, Nighthawk Alley, and two short-story collections, One for Sorrow and The Draughtsman and The Unicorn, have been followed by inclusion in more anthologies than I could list here. Suffice to say they include The Faber Book of Irish Short Stories 2006/7.
Those are the hard facts. Other things you need to know include the following note: I rarely bring guest tutors in to Writing Train. I’m bringing Anthony to Inishbofin because he is a truly wonderful teacher and one of nature’s utter gentlemen. For knowledge and generous geniality I can hardly think of a writer / teacher I’d rate more highly ( except for the others I invite betimes to teach at Writing Train: novelist Yvonne Cassidy and poet Mark Granier). So that’s Anthony!