Bannister, Ivy

Ivy Bannister
Ivy Bannister. Image source ivybannister.com

Ivy Bannister was born in New York City in 1951.

Her short story collection is Magician (Dublin, Poolbeg Press, 1996). Many other stories have been published and broadcast, including What Big Teeth, filmed as Forgetting Aphrodite (2004).
Her memoir is Blunt Trauma: After the Fall of Flight 111 (Dublin, Ashfield Press, 2005).

Her plays have been produced on stage and radio in Ireland, the UK and Germany, among them, The Wilde Circus Show (Delaware, Proscenium Press, 1990). Poems have appeared in journals and anthologies in Ireland, the UK and the USA, and she has broadcast fifty pieces on RTÉ Radio’s Sunday Miscellany.

Awards include the O.Z. Whitehead Play (1986), Best Play Listowel (1987), Hennessy Short Story (1988), Mobil Ireland Play (1993), Francis MacManus Radio Story (1999), Best Small Collection of Poems Listowel (2005), and others.

She received an Arts Council Bursary in 1994.

She divides her time between Dublin and New York.


Ivy Bannister’s website
Ivy Bannister at The National Library of Ireland