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Daniel Wade is a poet, playwright, novelist and scriptwriter from Dublin, Ireland. In January 2017, his play The Collector opened the 20th anniversary season of the New Theatre, Dublin. His spoken-word album Embers and Earth launched the previous October at the National Concert Hall.

A prolific performer, Daniel has featured at many festivals including Electric Picnic, Body and Soul, and the 2019 International Literature Festival (ILFD). In January 2020, his radio drama Crossing the Red Line was broadcast on RTE Radio 1 Extra, and later won a silver award at the New York Festivals Radio Awards for Best Digital Drama.

He is also the author of the e-chapbook Iceberg Relief, published by Underground Voices in 2017. Daniel was the Hennessy New Irish Writing winner for April 2015 in The Irish Times, and his poetry and short fiction have appeared in over two dozen publications since 2012. His most recent collection of poetry, 'Rapids', is available from Finishing Line Press here. Daniel has enjoyed Artist's Residencies at the Pavilion Studio, Dublin, and in Joya: Air in Andalucia; and recently won the Eamon Keane Full Length Play Award at Listowel Writers' Week.

In A Land Without Wolves, his debut novel, Daniel’s writing is poetry in motion, historical and socio-political introspection at play with adventure within and speculation on a somewhat esoteric (and often misrepresented) spatial and temporal landscape. This tale of a highwayman refusing to bend to the will of partisan political action and questioning the motivations of the players involved is perhaps relevant in many contemporary contexts. Amidst the unfolding tale are many points of reflection worth taking on board.

Irish award-winning author Daniel Wade
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