Garrett Carr

Garrett Carr’s book The Rule of the Land: Walking Ireland’s Border (Faber & Faber, 2017) revealed the borderland and its people just as some of the ramifications of Brexit were becoming clear. Garrett and The Rule of the Land were a feature of media discussion worldwide and the book was a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week. Garrett also makes programmes for BBC Radio 4, such as the documentaries 'Charting the Border' and the 'Silence and the Scream' and he is occasional presenter on RTE’s Book Programme (Ireland). He is a frequent contributor to the press.

Garrett also makes maps and curates a touring exhibition called Mapping Alternative Ulster, a show of maps created by other independent cartographers. A textual artwork called ‘The Border Manifesto’, created with 150 border-dwellers, has been recently exhibited in Manchester’s Whitney Museum and Düsseldorf's K20 gallery.

In 2020 Owen Sheers and the National Centre for Writing showcased Garrett as one of ten ‘UK writers asking the questions that will shape our future’.

Garrett has also published three young adult novels, The Badness of Ballydog, Lost Dogs and Deep Deep Down. He teaches Creative Writing in the Seamus Heaney Centre, Belfast.

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Literary, Film
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