Caroline Williams was born in Co. Clare in 1966.
Her first novel is Pretending (Dublin, Penguin Ireland, 2006).
In the 1990s, she was a founding member of the independent theatre company, Glasshouse Productions, and produced all their plays including new work by writers such as Clare Dowling, Emma Donoghue, Katy Hayes and Trudy Hayes. She has worked as a literary researcher for RTÉ, the BBC and Tyrone Productions amongst others.
She co-edited (with Anna McMullan) the Contemporary Drama section of The Field Day Anthology of Irish Literature, Volume V (Cork University Press, 2002).
From 2002-2008, she worked as Research Director with the Irish Theatre Institute and managed their Irish Playography Project – an internet database of 2,200 Irish plays and Irish Theatre Artists – an innovative online catalogue of hundreds of Irish theatre practitioners. She served as a board member of ENICPA (European Network of Information Centres for the Performing Arts) and coordinated their meetings in Bratislava, Berlin and Istanbul.
She was Show Programmes Editor and Special Events Coordinator for the Dublin Theatre Festival in 2008 and 2009. She was Programme Manager for the Dublin Dance Festival in 2009 and 2010, and since 2011 has been editor of Irish Theatre Magazine.
She lives in Dublin.
Irish Theatre Magazine
Caroline Williams at The National Library of Ireland