Sadhbh Devlin and Dave Rudden

Two New Writers-In-Residence announced at DCU for 2022

Dublin City University is delighted to announce the appointment of writer Sadhbh Devlin, as Irish-Language Writer-in-Residence and Dave Rudden as Writer-in -Residence. Both writers will take up their posts in January 2022. Sadhbh will be located in Fiontar & Scoil na Gaeilge and Dave at the School of English. These positions are funded jointly by the Arts Council and DCU, a long-standing partnership that provides university students with an opportunity to work with and learn from writers of distinction, and to enable writers to develop their work while in a position of relative financial stability.

Sadhbh Devlin

Sadhbh Devlin is primarily a writer of literature in Irish for children and teenagers but also writes fiction in Irish for adult readers. She has published three Irish-language picture-books with Futa Fata. Sadhbh has worked in television, too, assisting with the development of programmes for TG4. She has extensive experience as presenter, researcher, artistic director and production assistant. Sadhbh is an active member of Children’s Books Ireland, the ‘Writers in Schools’ initiative, Poetry Ireland, and the Association of Irish-Language Writers.

Is scríbhneoir i réimse litríocht na n-óg agus na ndéagánach go príomha í Sadhbh Devlin, cé go scríobhann sí saothar do léitheoirí fásta. Tá trí pictiúirleabhair Ghaeilge foilsithe aici le Futa Fata. Oibríonn sí san earnáil teilifíse freisin ag cabhrú le cláracha a chruthú do TG4. Taithí aici
bheith ag plé le réimse leathan cláracha mar láithreoir, taighdeoir, stiúrthóir ealaíne agus cúntóir léirithe. Is ball gníomhach í de Leabhair Pháistí Éireann, ‘Writers in Schools’, Éigse Éireann, agus Aontas na Scríbhneoirí Gaeilge. Ba mhaith le DCU a ceapachán a thréaslú le Ciara agus fáilte a chur roimpi i measc phobal na hOllscoile. Guímid bliain bhisiúil, thaitneamhach di inár gcuideachta.


Dave Rudden

A graduate of St. Patrick’s College, Dave Rudden is an author, actor and creative writing teacher based in Dublin. His first novel, Knights of the Borrowed Dark, was called ‘a magical debut’ by the Guardian and ‘reminiscent of Douglas Adams’ by R.L. Stine. Knights went on to win the 2016 Irish Book Award for Best Senior Children's Novel and was chosen in 2017 as the Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read. It is now a Junior Cert 1st year text.

Dave has delivered talks and author events in hundreds of schools, universities, libraries, and festivals, both nationally and internationally. He currently serves as a Creative Fellow of UCD, and regularly collaborates with RTÉ’s Home School Hub to bring writing tips and motivation to a national audience. Follow him on Twitter at @d_ruddenwrites.