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David Butler (author)

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Occupation  Writer, Lecturer
Role  Novelist
Name  David Butler
Nationality  Irish

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Born  1 January 1964 (age 51) Dublin, Ireland (1964-01-01)
Language  English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Russian, Irish
Alma mater  University College Dublin (UCD)
Period  Late 20th century - Early 21st century
Genre  Novel, Short Story, Play, Poetry
Books  An Aid to Reading Ulysses, The Judas Kiss, Via Crucis

Education  University College Dublin

David Butler (born 1 January 1964) is an Irish novelist, short story writer, playwright, and poet. He has won several literary prizes, such as the Ted McNulty Award from Poetry Ireland and the Féile Filíochta International Award and the Fish Short Story Award.



Butler's work has been generally well received by critics, with a reviewer for the Sunday Times describing the main character of The Judas Kiss as being "among the more outlandishly repulsive creations of recent Irish fiction." Author Pat McCabe wrote of City of Dis, which was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2015, “David Butler's compelling mythic, metaphysical X-ray is beautifully written and ought to cement his already growing reputation.” while for the Kirkus Review, the award winning novel is “A dark romp featuring delightfully crackling dialogue and the mental gymnastics of a protagonist so on edge he tries to silence a yowling cat with poison.”

Awards and honors

  • 2001: Poetry Ireland's Ted McNulty Prize
  • 2002: Brendan Kennelly Award
  • 2004: Poetry Ireland Féile Filíochta International Poetry Festival
  • 2013: SCDA ‘Play on Words’ One Act Drama Award
  • 2014: Fish Short Story Award
  • 2015: Cork Arts Theatre Writers’ Award
  • Two-times' winner of the Maria Edgeworth Short Story Award


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