Nuala OConnor (aka Nuala N Chonchir) was born in Dublin, Ireland, she lives in East Galway. Her fifth short story collection Joyride to Jupiter was published by New Island in 2017; her story Consolata from that collection was shortlisted for Short Story of the Year at the 2017 Irish Book Awards.
Nualas third novel, Miss Emily, about the poet Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid, was shortlisted for the Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015 and longlisted for the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award.
Nualas fourth novel, Becoming Belle, will be published in August 2018.
Nuala is a long-time mentor to creative writing students at Irish universites, currently at NUI Maynooth and also with Words Ireland.


You Becoming Belle Putnam USA, Penguin Canada, also the UK, Ireland and Australia August 2018
You Miss Emily Sandstone Press, UK August 2015
You Miss Emily Penguin, USA and Canada July 2015
You Closet of Savage Mementos New Island Books, Dublin April 2014
You You New Island Books, Dublin April 2010

Short Story Collections

Joyride to Jupiter Joyride to Jupiter New Island Publishing, Dublin June 2017
Of Dublin and Other Fictions Of Dublin and Other Fictions Tower Press, San Francisco September 2013
Mother America Mother America New Island Publishing, Dublin June 2012
nude Nude Salt Publishing, London September 2009
Stories To The World of Men, Welcome Arlen House, Galway December 2005
Stories The Wind Across the Grass Arlen House, Galway May 2004

Poetry Collections

Poetry The Juno Charm Salmon Poetry, Co. Clare November 2011
Poetry Portrait of the Artist With a Red Car Templar Poetry, Derbyshire November 2009
Tattoo:Tat Tattoo:Tat Arlen House, Galway 2007
Poetry Mollys Daughter
in the DIVAS! New Irish Women's Writing Anthology
Arlen House, Galway June 2003


Nuala co-wrote a play, Departures with three other writers, for Turtleshell Productions in New York.


Antollogy Faceless Monsters The Atlantis Collective 2010
  Horizon Review   2009-2010
Journal Southword 14 and 15 Munster Literature Centre 2008
Anthology DIVAS!
A Sense of Place
Arlen House, Galway 2005


  New Writing from the West
(3 Titles)
Arlen House, Galway September 2005

Journals and Magazines

Nualas poetry and fiction have appeared in publications such as Prairie Schooner (USA), The Chatahoochee Review (USA), Wales Arts Review (UK), The Stinging Fly, Mannequin Envy, Revival, New Irish Writing in The Sunday Tribune, Poetry Ireland Review, The SHOp, Cranng, Irish Pages, Black Mountain Review, Litro (UK), Pen Pusher (UK), Garm Lu (Canada), Cranng and Southlight (UK).


Nuala's fiction has appeared in These Are Our Lives, The Irish Feminist Review, Honeysuckle, Honeyjuice: A Tribute to James Liddy, The Cirt Annual, Splinters, Silver Threads of Hope and the Faber Anthology Town and Country edited by Kevin Barry.

Her poetry has appeared in Galway - City of Strangers, the US anthology Generation X: In Their Own Words, The Watchful Heart and the UK anthology 100 Poets Against The War.

Non-fiction has appeared in the County Lines, Sunday Miscellany, Quiet Quarter and A Sense of Place anthologies, and she has work forthcoming in the UK anthology Crowning Glory.


Nuala's first novel You, has been broadcast twice on the Book on One on RT radio one.

Her short fiction, non-fiction and poetry have featured on RT radio, on the Francis Mac Manus broadcasts, on Sunday Miscellany, The Enchanted Way and Arena. Her non-fiction has featured on Lyric FMs The Quiet Quarter.


Nuala reviews fiction and poetry for The Short Review and Orbis, The Sandstone Review, Vallum and Womens Studies Review.
She also reviews for the RTE radio 1 arts show Arena.


Nuala's third novel, Miss Emily will be published in 2015.