Selected publications – English


2021                     Winter Papers 7. ‘Squirrel, conscience, thermometer’. Essay

2020                      Splonk.‘Forecast’. Microfiction. Issue 4 (nominated for a Pushcart Prize &  Best Microfiction)

2020                      Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology, Volume 13. ‘Unmappable’ (Shortlisted)

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

2019                      Spontaneity. Good boy’Short story. Issue 15

2019                       The Corridor. ‘Landlocked’. Essay.

2018                       Bath Flash Fiction Award Anthology. ‘Fingers’

2018                        The Stinging Fly. ‘Crescent’. Short story. Issue 39

2018                        TSS Publishing – Home of the Cambridge Short Story Prize. ‘Aubergine’

2017                        Flash Fiction Magazine. ‘Bestiary’

2017                        The Stinging Fly. ‘Weapon of Choice’. Short story. Issue 36

2017                        The Incubator. ‘Afterthought’. Short story. Issue 12

2016                        Boyne Berries. ‘Florist’. Flash Fiction. Issue 20

2016                        The Incubator. ‘Isobel’s time’. Short story. Issue 8

2016                         Ambit. ‘Portland’. Short story. Issue 223                                 

2015                        100 Word Story. ‘Nice’. Flash fiction

2015                         Blue Lake Review. Thelma’. Flash fiction

2014                         The Impressment Gang. ‘The end of snow’. Flash fiction. Issue 1

2013                         The Stinging Fly. ‘Taiga’. Short story. Issue 26

2002                         West 47. ‘With a broomstick’. Poetry. Galway Arts Centre. Issue 9

2001                         West 47. ‘Some Salt’. Poetry. Galway Arts Centre. Issue 2

1999                         Force 10. ‘Into the Paint’. Poetry. Model Arts Centre, Sligo. Issue 11

1999                         Cuírt Journal. ‘Snow on the Rig’. Poetry. Issue 7

1998                         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