Garrett Carr

Garrett Carr is a lecturer in creative writing at Queen’s University Belfast. He has an MA in Art History, an MPhil in Geography and a PhD in Creative Writing.

He has published three young adult novels, THE BADNESS OF BALLYDOG, LOST DOGS and DEEP DEEP DOWN (Simon & Schuster). THE BADNESS OF BALLYDOG was nominated for the UK Literary Association Children’s Book Award and the Lincolnshire Young Reader’s Award. THE RULE OF THE LAND: WALKING IRELAND’S BORDER (Faber & Faber, 2017) is Garrett’s most recent book and was selected for BBC Radio 4’s ‘Book of the Week’.

Garrett curates a touring exhibition called Mapping Alternative Ulster, which was funded by the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. It is an exhibition of maps created by independent cartographers and has received widespread media attention (

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