S. Kirk Walsh is a writer based in Austin, Texas. Her debut novel, The Elephant of Belfast—inspired by true events that took place in Belfast, Northern Ireland, during World War II—was published by Counterpoint Press in April 2021. The national bestseller has generated praise from The New Yorker, The Christian Science Monitor, and others. It was published as The Zookeeper of Belfast by Hodder/Hachette (the UK, the Commonwealth, and Ireland). It has also been translated for foreign editions in Norway, Iran, and Romania. Walsh is now working on a second novel about Detroit during the 1940s. Over the years, her work has been published in the New York Times Book Review, Guernica, Los Angeles Review of Books, among others. 

2023 Arts & Culture Awards