Sexton, John W.

John W. Sexton
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John W. Sexton was born in London, of Irish parents, in 1958.

He is the author of one collection, The Prince’s Brief Career (Cairn Mountain Publishing, 1995). He has published two children’s novels, The Johnny Coffin Diaries & Johnny Coffin School-Dazed (The O’Brien Press).

He has also recorded an album with legendary Stranglers front man, Hugh Cornwell, entitled Sons Of Shiva, which has been released on Track Records.

His play, Voices Of Light And Darkness, was broadcast by Radio Kerry in 1995, and he is the creator and scriptwriter of the RTÉ children’s series The Ivory Tower.

He has also published a collection of haiku, Shadows Bloom/Scáthanna Faoi Bhláth (Tralee, Doghouse Books, 2004, translated by Gabriel Rosenstock); and a further collection of poems, Vortex (Doghouse Books, 2005).

He lives in Kenmare, County Kerry.

John W. Sexton at Doghouse Books

John W. Sexton at The National Library of Ireland