Writer in County Dublin, Ireland
My short story collection Room Little Darker was published by New Island Books in Ireland in May 2017 and Head of Zeus, UK, in 2018. My debut novel, Little Town Moone, is forthcoming from John Murray in 2020. This year I'm writing an introduction to a new short story anthology Still Worlds Turning, to be published by No Alibis Press in Belfast. Last year I wrote the Foreword to Nuala O’Faolain’s 10th anniversary memoir Are You Somebody republished as “Nuala O’Faolain: My powerful, idiosyncratic, crude friend,” The Irish Times, May 2018. ‘SOMAT’ a short story was published in the award-winning Irish women writer's anthology The Long Gaze Back, and was chosen as a favourite by The Sunday Times. I've had fiction published in The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Winter Papers, The Lonely Crowd, The Broken Spiral, Reading The Future, and forthcoming in a Marrowbone Books fiction anthology as well as a 2020 edition of Galway Stories by Doire Press. I'm a prizewinner of the Moth International Short Story Prize and have been shortlisted for many others, including: writing.ie Short Story of the Year, Calvino Prize in Fabulist Fiction, Colm Toíbín International Short Story Award, Lorian Hemingway Prize, and Sunday Business Post/Penguin Ireland Short Story Prize. I have an MA in Creative Writing from QUB and have taught various creative writing workshops, as well as mentoring writers on their works in progress.