Eibhear Walshe is the Director of Creative Writing and a senior lecturer in the School of Modern English at University College Cork. His biography Kate O’Brien :A Writing Life was published by Irish Academic Press in 2006 and he edited Elizabeth Bowen: Visions and Revisions for Irish Academic Press in 2008 He was a section editor for The Field Day Anthology of Irish Writing (Cork University Press, 2002) and a contributor to the New Dictionary of Biography (Oxford University Press, 2004)
His other publications include the edited collections, Ordinary People Dancing: Essays on Kate O’Brien (Cork University Press 1993), Sex, Nation and Dissent, ( Cork University Press:1997) Elizabeth Bowen Remembered (Four Courts Press: 1999) and The Plays of Teresa Deevy ( Mellen Press: 2003.) He co-edited, with Brian Cliff Representing the Troubles (Four Courts: 2004) and Molly Keane: Centenary Essays. (Four Courts: 2006) with Gwenda Young and Imagination in the Classroom (Four Courts) with Anne Fogarty and Eilis Ni Dhuibhne was published in 2012. Oscar’s Shadow: Wilde, Homosexuality and Ireland was published by Cork University Press in 2012 and A Different Story: the Writings of Colm Toibin was published by Irish Academic Press in 2013.
Eibhear Walshe’s memoir, Cissie’s Abattoir, was published by Collins Press in 2009 and was broadcast on RTÉ’s ‘Book on One. His first novel, The Diary of Mary Travers, appeared in 2015 and was nominated for the Dublin International IMPAC Award and the Kerry Group Book of the Year. He was associate editor, with Catherine Marshall, of Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, (2016), edited by Fintan O’Toole and shortlisted for the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards. His 2019 novel, The Trumpet Shall Sound was called ‘Fascinating, deep and utterly absorbing’ by The Irish Times and ‘A plausible, sensuous coming-of-age story about a genius wrestling with love and ambition across eighteenth century Europe’ by Emma Donoghue