Irish PEN mourns the death of Caroline Walsh

The late Caroline Walsh

Irish PEN is very sorry to hear of the sudden death of Caroline Walsh, literary editor of The Irish Times. Caroline was a great friend of Irish PEN. She regularly attended our annual dinners and awards, and she gave mention to our various events through the years. Her mother, celebrated writer Mary Lavin, had been an active member of the Irish PEN committee many years ago. We had looked forward to seeing Caroline again at our award ceremony next February.

Chair of Irish PEN, Joe Armstrong, adds: ‘Caroline was my first editor at the Irish Times, having commissioned me to write the Man Alive column, which ran for a year while Caroline was features editor. I’m shocked by her sudden death. She was a true friend of Irish PEN. We shall miss her.’

We extend our condolences to the staff of the Irish Times and to the literary community. Details and obituary for Caroline Walsh are linked herein.

  Caroline Walsh’s death-notice is linked here


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