Selected publications – English



The Pig’s Back. ‘Brother’. Short story. Issue 3. April 2023

The Cormorant.Flüsterpost’. Flash fiction. Issue 8. April 2023

‘Timelines of vulnerability’. Commissioned essay for artist book Haptic by Mhairi Sutherland.     


Winter Papers 7. ‘Squirrel, conscience, thermometer’. Essay


Splonk.‘Forecast’. Microfiction. Issue 4 (nominated for a Pushcart Prize &  Best Microfiction)

Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology, Volume 13. SHORTLISTED. ‘Unmappable’ (Shortlisted)


Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology. ‘Push. Gojo. Robus. Pure’

Spontaneity. Good boy’Short story. Issue 15

The Corridor. ‘Landlocked’. Essay.


Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology. ‘Fingers’

The Stinging Fly. ‘Crescent’. Short story. Issue 39

TSS Publishing – Home of the Cambridge Short Story Prize. ‘Aubergine’


Flash Fiction Magazine. ‘Bestiary’

The Stinging Fly. ‘Weapon of Choice’. Short story. Issue 36

The Incubator. ‘Afterthought’. Short story. Issue 12


Boyne Berries. ‘Florist’. Flash Fiction. Issue 20

The Incubator. ‘Isobel’s time’. Short story. Issue 8

Ambit. ‘Portland’. Short story. Issue 223                                 


100 Word Story. ‘Nice’. Flash fiction

Blue Lake Review. Thelma’. Flash fiction


The Impressment Gang. ‘The end of snow’. Flash fiction. Issue 1


The Stinging Fly. ‘Taiga’. Short story. Issue 26


West 47. ‘With a broomstick’. Poetry. Galway Arts Centre. Issue 9


West 47. ‘Some Salt’. Poetry. Galway Arts Centre. Issue 2


Force 10. ‘Into the Paint’. Poetry. Model Arts Centre, Sligo. Issue 11


Cuírt Journal. ‘Snow on the Rig’. Poetry. Issue 7


Cuírt Journal. ‘Plumage’ and ‘Being Little’. Poetry. Issue 6


Bursary Awards

2022                         John Hewitt International Summer School, Armagh. Bursary Award

2021                          Donegal County Council. Artist Bursary Award

2018                          Irish Arts Council. Emerging Writer Bursary Award


Literary Awards

2018      Irish Novel FairFinalist

2006      Harder Literaturpreis, Austria. ‘Einfache Fahrt’. Short story in German


Public Readings & Festival appearances

2021    Winter Papers Showcase at West Cork Literary Festival. In conversation with  

              Kevin Barry, Alan McMonagle and Jess Raymon


2020     ‘Heimat? German Writers in Ireland’, Residency of the German Ambassador, Dublin


2019     X Borders Accord Showcase, Irish Writers Centre, Dublin

2018     The Stinging Fly, Launch of Issue 39 (edited by Sally Rooney), Irish Writers Centre



2021/22     Words Ireland National Mentoring Programme, funded by Words Ireland and the Irish Arts Council. Mentored by Lucy Caldwell

2018      Irish Writers Centre X Borders: Accord programme for emerging writers



2018                          River Mill Writers’ Retreat



2020      Bristol Short Story Prize. ‘Unmappable’. Short Story. 

2016      Doolin Writers’ Weekend, Short Story Competition. ‘Afterthought’. Short story

2014      Doolin Writers’ Weekend, Short Story Competition. ‘Thailand’. Short story

2013      Walter Kempowski Literaturpreis. ‘Isabel’s Zeit’ (Short story in German)

2008      Armin T. Wegner Gesellschaft & Amnesty International Human Rights Short Story Award. ‘Was sie sich wirklich wünschen’ (Short story in German)



2019      Bath Flash Fiction Award. ‘Push. Gojo. Robus. Pure’. Flash fiction

2018      Bath Flash Fiction Award. ‘Fingers’. Flash fiction

2014      Fish Flash Fiction Prize. ‘Bestiary’. Flash fiction


Selected publications – German

2008       LIMA. Literaturmagazin BVJA. ‘Und wo bist du daheim?’. Short story

2008       Wer die Wahrheit spricht. Edition Roesner, Armin T. Wegner Gesellschaft & Amnesty International. ‘Was sie sich wirklich wünschen’. Short-listed short story

2006       Auf dem Schiff. Die besten Kurzgeschichten des 8. Harder Literaturwettbewerbs. Hard: Hecht Verlag, 2006. ‘Einfache Fahrt’. Prize-winning short story

2005      Macondo. ‘Dreizehn Jahre alt’. Short story. Issue 13

2003       LIMA. Literaturmagazin BVJA. ‘Gesicht’ and ‘Revolver’. Flash fiction


Stories and flash fiction that can be read in full online

‘Crescent’. The Stinging Fly

‘Weapon of Choice’. The Stinging Fly

‘Taiga’. The Stinging Fly

‘Forecast’. Splonk

‘Isobel’s time’ & Afterthought’. The Incubator Journal

‘Aubergine’ . TSS Publishing – Home of the Cambridge Short Story Prize 

‘Bestiary’. Flash Fiction Magazine