23 March 2020
With so many people stuck at home at the moment, Irish literary magazine The Stinging Fly have opened their archives and all their stories, essays and poetry can currently be read online. In this vast space there also are three stories of mine. If you like, read them here:
On Feb 7 I was reading and talking about the concept of home/’Heimat’ & life as a German author writing in English in Ireland at the Residency of the German Ambassador in Dublin. I was joined by fellow author Marcel Krueger, Director of the Irish Writers Centre Valerie Bistany, Cultural Attaché Dr. Florian Rehli and H.E. Ambassador Deike Potzel.
It was a wonderful experience reading to an international audience packed with both Germans and Irish, who have a close connection with or interest in the country I grew up in.
More information can be found here.
Reading at the Residence of the German Ambassador, Dublin, 7 Feb 2020
Left to right: Tom Muckian, bookseller; HE Ambassador Deike Potzel; Valerie Bistany, Irish Writers Centre Director; myself; Marcel Krueger; Dr. Florian Rehli, Cultural Attaché
Over the moon to announce that I’m now represented as an author by Anna Power at Johnson & Alcock Literary Agency, London.
On another note, my flash fiction piece ‘Push. Gojo. Robus. Pure’ was longlisted for the Bath Flash Fiction Award 2019 and will be part of their annual anthology to be published soon.
My short story ‘Good boy’ can be read in the latest issue of online magazine Spontaneity.
My essay ‘Landlocked’ (inspired by my participation in the Irish Writers Centre’s X Borders: Accord Programme 2018 and published in The Corridor, issue 2) about my experience of living in the Northwest of Ireland can now also be read here.
Delighted that my short story ‘Crescent’ is included in issue 39 of The Stinging Fly, edited by Sally Rooney. Order your copy here. I will be reading at the launch event at the Irish Writers Centre on Thur, Nov 29.
Earlier this month, supported by my first Arts Council bursary award, I went on an individual residency at the beautiful River Mill Writers’ Retreat in County Down.
I’m delighted to have been awarded an Emerging Writer Bursary Award by the Irish Arts Council.
My piece ‘Fingers’ was long listed for the Bath Flash Fiction Award judged by David Gaffney. The piece is included in the award’s 2018 anthology Things Left and Found by the Side of the Road. Volume 3, which can be ordered here.
My short story ‘Aubergine’ is currently featured on the TSS Publishing website – Home to the Cambridge Short Story Prize. Read it here.
I will be reading at the XBorders: Accord showcase at the Irish Writers Centre on Thur 3 May.
Over the moon to be a finalist with my first novel in the Irish Novel Fair hosted by the Irish Writers Centre.
Very happy to have been selected a participant at this year’s XBorders 2018: Accord project, hosted by the Irish Writers Centre.