DAOINE

ENDA WALSH

1967

Enda Walsh was born in Dublin and attended Greendale Community School in Kilbarrack. He has written and performed for several theatre companies in Ireland and was a founding member of Corcadorca Theatre Company in 1994, for whom he was also resident playwright. In 1997 his breakthrough play, Disco Pigs, won both the Stewart Parker and the George Devine Award. Walsh is also the recipient of the Abbey Theatre Writer in Association Award (2006) and three Edinburgh Fringe Firsts. His work has been translated into several languages, proving especially popular on the German-language stage. Walsh has also written a number of radio plays and screenplays, including Disco Pigs (2001) and the acclaimed Hunger (winner of the Caméra d'Or prize at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008). His short play, My Friend Duplicity, had a staged reading at the Traverse, Edinburgh, in 2010. His stage adaptation of John Carney's award-winning film Once opened as a musical on Broadway in December 2011 and went on to win a number of Tony Awards - including that for best Musical Script for Walsh - in June 2012. He lives in London.