Denyse Woods, who has also written as Denyse Devlin, is an Irish novelist. Her novels include the critically-acclaimed Overnight to Innsbruck and Irish bestseller The Catalpa Tree, as well as Like Nowhere Else, Hopscotch and If Not Now …. In 2016, as the winner of the Florida Keys Flash Fiction Award, Denyse spent two weeks writing in Ernest Hemingway’s studio in Key West – the first author to do so since Hemingway himself. Her books have been translated into six languages.
Denyse is the Creative Writing Tutor at Mallow College and was Cork County Council’s Library & Arts Service Writer in Residence 2017, which involved mentoring library writers’ groups. From 2009 to 2013, she was the Artistic Director of the West Cork Literary Festival.
Born in Boston, Denyse had a peripatetic childhood. Moving from one country to another gave her a lifelong habit, and love, of writing letters, which proved an excellent apprenticeship for a novelist.
Of Sea and Sand, her sixth novel, will be published by Hoopoe Fiction in Spring 2018. Set largely against the rugged, stunning landscapes of Oman, it will complete a trilogy of novels, with Overnight to Innsbruck and Like Nowhere Else, set in the Arab world.