Lynn Buckle is a deaf/hard-of-hearing author, artist, and further education tutor living in Co Kildare. She records local landscapes and people in transitioning worlds in her second novel What Willow Says, published in 2021 by époque press. Celebrating deafness, sign language, and trees, it is also ‘a deeply affecting love song to the bogs,’ (Irish Independent). A contributor to The Irish Times, Lynn’s debut The Groundsmen was published in 2018, and her short stories or poetry can be found in the anthologies Brigid, Infinite Possibilities, and Movement (Arachne Press).
In 2021 Lynn was selected to represent Ireland as a UNESCO City of Literature Writer in Residence at the UK's National Centre for Writing in Norwich, where she was commissioned to write Ailbhe’s Tale and a virtual walk of Norwich for the Imagining the City pamphlet. Founder and host of Ireland’s Climate Writing Group at the Irish Writers’ Centre, Lynn regularly interviews authors, NGOs, and politicians on their role as caretakers of the planet. She encourages writers of all genres to put positive climate solutions in their fiction. She has benefitted from awards and bursaries by the John Hewitt Society, Greywood Arts, and was shortlisted for the Red Line Short Story Competition.