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Michael Harding was born in Cavan in 1953. He is a playwright, newspaper columnist and fiction writer and his work has been performed in Dublin, Cork, Edinburgh, New York and Chicago. He is a past recipient of the Stewart Parker Theatre Bursary and the Bank of Ireland/RTÉ Award for excellence in the Arts (both 1990), and was writer-in-association with The Abbey Theatre in 1993. His play 'The Tinker's Curse' was nominated in the Best New Play category at the Irish Times Theatre Awards in 2007. Michael Harding is also an experienced actor and took the award for Best Male Performer at the 2003 Dublin Fringe Festival. He has published several novels: 'Priests' (Blackstaff Press, 1986), 'The Trouble With Sarah Gullion' (Blackstaff Press, 1988), and 'Bird in the Snow' (Liliput Press, 2008). Michael Harding is a member of Aosdána. He lives in Mullingar and writes a weekly column in The Irish Times.


Play Title Playwright
Moriarty Michael Harding
Swallow Michael Harding