Evan Costigan writes non-fiction, fiction and poetry. A Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, his travel articles have appeared in international newspapers and magazines. He has received a number of awards for his non-fiction writing which is a blend of travel, memoir and nature. His fiction has appeared in numerous journals and broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1.
He is a widely-published poet and his prizes include the Francis Ledwidge International Poetry Award, the Boyle Poetry Competition, the Oliver Goldsmith Poetry Competition and the Red Line Poetry Competition. He was shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award in 2014.
Born in Dublin, he lives on the remote west coast of Ireland between the mountains and the sea. He is a professional member of the Irish Writers’ Centre where he tutors in creative writing and he holds an MPhil in Writing from the University of South Wales.