Cathleen Young Announced as Inaugural Fighting Words Writing Fellow with Queen's University Belfast

Fighting Words Northern Ireland and Fighting Words are delighted to welcome Cathleen Young as our inaugural Fighting Words Writing Fellow in association with The Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen's University Belfast. 

Cathleen comes to us by way of the HUMANITAS Prize in Hollywood, California where she was the Executive Director from 2007-2021. She is an award-winning television writer as well as a children’s author. Her debut novel, The Pumpkin War, won The Christopher Award in 2020. Ms. Young starts her three-year term as Fighting Words Fellow in May 2021.

Both Fighting Words Northern Ireland and Fighting Words look forward to working with Cathleen in developing innovative, engaging and fun writing programmes for children and young people both North and South.

Variety recently profiled Cathleen discussing her work and her upcoming plans for the future. Read the article here.