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Strokestown Irish Women in Literature

Nuala will take part in Irish Women in Literature event in Strokestown Park.

Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

June

  • 30th - Seamus Heaney Homeplace – reading and interview by Jan Carson
July
  • 21st - Ennis Book Shop – reading with Lisa Carey
  • 28th - Boyle Arts Festival – Sinéad Gleeson and Christine Dwyer Hickey
  • 30th Fiction at the Friary, Cork – Flash panel w/ Marie Gethins & Denyse Woods
August
  • 10th - Farmleigh – reading and panel with Mia Gallagher & John Boyne
  • 18th - Terryglass Arts Festival, reading and Q&A
September
  • 15th - Cork Short Story Festival – with Tania Hershman (Culture Night)
  • 23rd/24th - Bray Literary Festival with Alan McMonagle & Catherine Dunne

Joyride to Jupiter Galway Launch

Artist Gavin Lavelle will launch Joyride to Jupiter tonight in Rosie McGurran's Studio & Gallery, The Coastguard Station, Roundstone at 7pm.
For more go to Nuala's blog Women Rule Writer

Joyride to Jupiter Dublin Launch

Nuala's latest Short Story Collection Joyride to Jupiter will be launched tonight in the Gutter Book Shop, Dublin at 6:30 PM.
Writer Lia Mills will launch the book.
For more see Nuala's blog.

Belfast Book Festival

Nuala will take part in a panel discussion, "ART OF THE SHORT STORY", with Jan Carson, June Caldwell & Oisín Ó Fágáin at the Belfast Book Festival.
Thurs 8 June, 6.30pm – £7 | £5 Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast.

Looking At The Stars

Nuala's story 'Eulogy' from the Looking at the Stars anthology in aid of Simon was broadcast on Arena on the 15th December. You can hear it here.

The Book On One

Nuala's novel Miss Emily is The Book on One, on RTÉ Radio 1, from Monday 12th Dec.

2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award

Nuala's latest novel Miss Emily has been longlisted for the 2017 International DUBLIN Literary Award.

Nuala attended the launch of the Award, with Sara Baume and Louise O'Neill (also longlisted), at Pearse Street library, Dublin.



There are seven Irish Novels longlisted among the 147 titles that have been nominated by libraries worldwide for the €100,000 Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary prize for a single work of fiction published in English.
The Blue Guitar by John Banville
Beatlebone by Kevin Barry
Spill Simmer Falter Wither by Sara Baume
The Green Road by Anne Enright
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien
Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor
Asking For It by Louise O’Neill

You can find out about the award and full longlist here.

Shorelines Arts Festival

Nuala will be in conversation with author Paul Kingsnorth whose latest novel Beast is published by Faber.
The event is on at 3.30pm, on Sunday 18th September in Christ Church, Portumna
as part of the Shorelines Arts Festival.

Cashel Arts Festival - Culture Night

As part of the Cashel Arts Festival and Culture Night, Nuala will read from her novel Miss Emily on Friday 16th September at 7.30pm, in Cashel Library, Cashel.
Admission to the event is free but booking is advised.
For more go to cashelartsfest.com.

Cork Short Story Festival

Nuala will take part in a panel on the author-editor relationship chaired by Patrick Cotter. Also on the panel will be Declan Meade, Danielle McLaughlin and Sara Majke.
The event is part of the Cork Short Story Festival and on at Sat. 10th September, 2.45pm, Firkin Crane Theatre, Cork.

Reading on Arena

RTE Radio 1's Arena will broadcast Nuala reading her poem 'The Birds of Madrid'. It features in the Salmon Poetry anthology Even the Daybreak.

You can hear it here.

Story in the Irish Time

Nuala has a new story in todays' Irish Times, 'Storks', about the aftermath and pain of miscarriage. It's set in Spain, mostly in Cáceres. You can read the story online here.

Shanghai Visit

Nuala attended the 14th International Conference on the Short Story in English in Shanghai, China from the 13th-16th of July.

She has recorded details of the trip in her blog Women Rule Writer.

International Short Story Conference

Nuala is attending the 14th International Conference on the Short Story in English in Shanghai, China.
The conference, directed by Dr Maurice A. Lee, University of Central Arkansas and Co-Director for Shanghai Dr. Martin Jin of East China Normal University, Shanghai, draws together writers and academics from around the world to discuss and celebrate the short story in all its forms.
Nuala will teach a workshop and give a reading at the conference.
For more information see the conference website here.

Paris and EDIS Conference

Nuala travelled to Paris for the Emily Dickinson International Society (EDIS) Conference in the Cité Universitaire.
You can read all about the trip here.

Howth Literary and Arts Festival

Nuala is in conversation with Adam Wyeth at Howth Literary and Arts Festival on Saturday 11th June at 12 midday. they will be talking myth, poetry and historical fiction.
More here.

Listowel Writers' Week

Nuala is at Writers Week in Listowel reading with John MacKenna on Friday 3rd June at 1pm.
They will read from their historical novels based on poets (John Clare and Emily Dickinson) and discussing historical fiction.
Click here for more details.

Story at Guernica

Nuala's story Shut Your Mouth, Hélène from The Long Gaze Back anthology is featured at Guernica magazine in NY.

Florence Trip

Nuala travelled to Florence for the inaugural Publishing Day run by Florence Writers, an English-language writing group based at St Mark's English Church on Via Maggio. You can read all about here trip on her blog Women Rule Writer.

Granta Irish Issue

Nuala's story Mayo Oh Mayo is online at Granta as part of their Irish Issue.

The Short Story Interview

Nuala is interviewed today on the TSS website.

Nuala at Cúirt

Nuala will moderate a reading and interview with writers Belinda McKeon and Jennifer Johnston at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Saturday 23rd April, in the Town Hall Theatre, 4.30pm.
Click here for details.

Nuala will also read and take part in a conversation about The Long Gaze Back anthology with Belinda McKeon, Sinead Gleeson and Dani Gill. Sunday 24th April, Town Hall Theatre, 2pm.
click here for more details.

Cork World Book Fest

Nuala will read from Miss Emily in Cork City Library on Wednesday the 20th April at 8.30pm

Miss Emily at Dublin Review of Books

Writer Adam Wyeth has given Miss Emily a beautiful review in this essay at the Dublin Review of Books.

You can read the review at Dublin Review of Book or Women Rule Writer.

Fly on the Wall, Dublin

Nuala will take part in a panel as part of The Stinging Fly’s Fly on the Wall sessions.
16 April 2016, 4pm – Project Arts Centre
Sean O’Reilly in conversation with Niall Griffiths, Jon McGregor, Lisa McInerney and Nuala Ní Chonchúir
The writers present will talk about the challenges they have faced on their own literary journeys from their home towns and cities, and the resistance they have struggled against – both internal and external, social and aesthetic – in their attempts to dramatise their own people in a predominantly middle-class literary culture.

The Book Show

Nuala took part a discussion on historical fiction on The Book Show on RTE Radio One, with Gavin McCrea, Marita Conlon McKenna and Sinéad Gleeson.

You can list to the show here.

Miss Emily long-listed for Historical Fiction Award

Nuala has been long-listed for the M.M. Bennetts Award for Historical Fiction 2016.

Mountains to Sea Festival

Nuala and Dónal Ryan will be in discussion with Paula Shields, at the Mountains to Sea Festival on Sat. 12th March at 1pm.

Nuala to judge Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2016

Nuala will judge the Fish Flash Fiction Prize 2016.
The competition is for stories of 300 words or less, and the closing date for entries is 28th Feb 2016.
For more information see the Fish Publishing.

Miss Emily in Books of the Year Lists

Nuala's latest novel Miss Emily has been very we received in Canada and has been included in several Books of the Year lists:
Amazon Canada.
The Globe

Miss Emily short-listed for Novel of the Year

Nuala's novel Miss Emily has been short-listed for The Eason Book Club Novel of the Year 2015. She is joined on the short-list by an illustrious group of writers:
Tender by Belinda McKeon
The Green Road by Anne Enright
The Mark and the Void by Paul Murray
Beatlebone by Kevin Barry
The Little Red Chairs by Edna O’Brien

There is a public element to the voting and you can vote for Nuala's novel here.

Sunday Miscellany Live

Nuala's reading at the Sunday Miscellany Live on the 4th October will be broadcast today on RTE Radio One and 9:00AM. You can listen back to the show on rte.ie.

Reading in Birr Castle

Nuala will read from Miss Emily, and some Emily poetry, at a Gothic night in Birr Castle. Booking essential as places are limited. Pre-paid event with Tickets €25.00. Adults only.

Guardian review of Miss Emily

Nuala's latest novel Miss Emily has been reviewed in the Guardian newspaper.

Portumna Reading

Nuala will read from Miss Emily at the launch of the Shorelines Arts Festival in Portumna on Thursday 3rd at 7pm, in the Irish Workshouse Centre.

Story in Guernica

Nuala's story 'The Boy from Petrópolis' is featured at Guernica today. Guernica is an online magazine of ideas, art, poetry and fiction published twice monthly out of New York.
You can read the story here.

Sunday Times Article

Nuala has written a 'My Week' piece for the Sunday Times.

Launch Night

Miss Emily will receive its Irish launch in The Gutter Bookshop on Friday 28th. Writer Monica McInerney will launch Nuala's new novel.

Miss Emily Virtual Tour

Writer Shauna Gilligan's blog A Girl's Writing Is Never Done is nuala first stop on her virtual tour for her new novel Miss Emily.

You can read it here.

UK Publication Day for Miss Emily

Today is the publication day in the UK and Ireland for Nuala's latest novel Miss Emily
Publisher Sandstone Press have released a Vlog ahead of the launch the features the novel.

Upcoming events

Launch of Miss Emily - 28th August, 6.30pm. The Gutter Book Shop, Dublin

Reading - 3rd September: Shorelines Arts Festival, Portumna, Co. Galway

Reading and Interview - 19th September: Spirit of Folk Festival, Co. Meath.

Reading - 4th October: Sunday Miscellany Live, Donegal Bay & Bluestacks Festival, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal

Reading and Interview - 18th October: Kildare Reader’s Festival, Riverside Arts Centre, Newbridge, Co. Kildare

Reading - 29th October: Blackbird Books, Navan, Co. Meath

Reading and Interview - 25th November: Crescent Arts Centre, Belfast

Reading and Talk - 1st December: Meet the Author Book Club, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

11th December, 8.30pm: The Long Gaze Back anthology event at the Seamus Ennis Festival, The Naul, Dublin

Interview in The Independent(UK)

Nuala is interviewed in the UK's Independent today about Miss Emily by the writer and journalist, Lesley McDowell. You can read it on-line here.

Miss Emily Book Tour

Nuala is in Connecticut and Massachusetts early in August.

BANK SQUARE BOOKS, CT
8/3/2015 AT 12:00 PM
BANK SQUARE BOOKS, 53 WEST MAIN ST, MYSTIC, CONNECTICUT


HARVARD BOOK STORE, MA
8/4/2015 7PM
1256 MASS AVE, CAMBRIDGE


THE ODYSSEY BOOK SHOP, MA
8/5/2015 AT 7:00PM
MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLECGE,
9 COLLEGE ST, STH HADLEY


EMILY DICKINSON INTL SOCIETY MEETING
8/8/2015 AT 1.30PM
READING WITH SUSAN SNIVELY
AMHERST ALUMNI HOUSE
75 CHURCHILL ST, AMHERST

Interview on WAMC

Katie Britton's interview of Nuala about Miss Emily for WAMC Radio in Albany, NY is available online.
You can listen back here.

Miss Emily In People Magazine

Nuala's new novel Miss Emily has been reviewed in People magazine in their Best New Books section.

"Beautifully imagined..."

Interview on Glucksman Ireland House NYU Radio Hour

Nuala has been interviewed on Glucksman Ireland House NYU Radio Hour by Dr. Miriam Nyhan about her work and her new novel Miss Emilly.
You can listen to it here.

Article in Publishers Weekly

Nuala has written an article for Publishers Weekly about her ten favourite poems by Emily dickinson.
You can read the The 10 Best Emily Dickinson Poems here.

Article in National Post

Nuala Has an article in Canada's National Post newspaper about Art of influence.
You can read the article on the National Post

Miss Emily Today's featured Title

Miss Emily is today's featured title on BookReporter.com.
You can enter a competition (only open for 24 hours) on the site win a copy of Miss Emily.

Miss Emily on LIT HUB

Miss Emily is featured in the Ten Books Making News this Week page on LIT HUB.

Review of Miss Emily on TheRumpus.net

Nuala's new novel Miss Emily has been reviewed on The Rumpus literary site by Alexa Dooseman.
You can read it a TheRumpus.Net.

Toronto Star Review

Miss Emily has received a glowing review from Linda Diebel in the Toronto Star today.

"Miss Emily is mesmerizing from its first pages, a feat made possible only by the pen of a writer of immense talent who connects with Dickinson"

You can read the review here.

Article in the Huffington Post

Nuala has written an article for the Huffington Post about Emily Dickinson.
You can read "Who is Emily Dickinson" here.

Miss Emily in the press in Canada

Miss Emily was featured in today’s Afterword Reading Society in the National Post, receiving an impressive B+.
A full page op-ed by Nuala featuring 5 literary hot spots to rediscover Emily Dickinson also appeared in last Friday’s Metro.
Nuala’s Art of Influence piece will be running online with the Post this Friday and a review from the Toronto Star is forthcoming.

The new Reader’s Digest Book Club featuring MISS EMILY as their debut pick! Along with the terrific review in the print edition, readers can go online and access a digital excerpt, a recipe from the book, and additional content. We have also received many wonderful reviews from our bloggers, below are links to all their reviews to date as well as a full M&P round up.

Interview in Irish Echo

Nuala is interview in New York based a Irish Echo.

Miss Emily Reviewed in The Washington Post

Miss Emily has been reviewed by Heller McAlpin in The Washington Post.
You can see it here.

Miss Emily Publication Day

Nuala's latest novel Miss Emily is published to by Penguin in USA and Canada.
The audio is also released today from Blackstone.

West Cork Literary Festival

In her first event billed as 'Nuala O'Connor', Nuala will be reading at West Cork Literary Festival in July.
She will read from Miss Emily at 1pm on Monday 13th July in the library.
Before that she will take part in a Coffee and a Chat event at Bantry House at 10am Monday 13th July.
Click here for more.

Publishers Weekly has given Nuala's new novel Miss Emily a starred review.
Miss Emily will be published on 14th July by Penguin in Usa and Canada. It will be published in UK and Ireland on 20th August.
"..O'Connor is a gifted writer; not only does she bring a believable sense of poetry (clay is "deathly cool around my fingers") and self-assurance to Emily, she is also capable of conveying complex feeling succinctly, a talent shared by her historical heroine."
You can read it here.

Review of Miss Emily in Library Journal

John G. Matthews reviewed Miss Emily in the 1st July issue of Library Journal.
“...Beautifully and convincingly evokes the startling, luminous world captured in Dickinson’s poems in the alternating voices of Emily and Ada, who share a passionate nature at odds with proper Amherst society."

Blog and review of Miss Emily

Nuala's literary agency, Fletcher & Co. in NY, have blogged about Miss Emily and its first American review, which was in Booklist.
"...Irish writer Nuala O’Connor breathes new life into reclusive poet Emily Dickinson in her mesmerizing U.S. debut. Like one of Dickinson’s poems, the deceptively simple narrative packs a powerful punch..."
You can read the blog here.

US book tour featured in The Irish Echo in NY

The Irish Echo in New York have features the details of Nuala's US book tour for her forthcoming novel
Miss Emily.

Belfast Book Festival

Nuala will also read at Belfast Book Festival this year, her first appearance there. Monday 8th June, she is reading with Henrietta McKervey, 8.30pm, Crescent Arts Centre Book here.

"In praise of Nuala Ní Chonchúir" article in
The Irish Times

Cathy Dillon has written an article in praise of Nuala in The Irish Times. Nuala previously wrote one on Anne Enright.
You can read it here.

Listowel Writers' Week

Nuala is taking part in several events at Listowel Writers Week; her short story class is sold out.

Weds 27th May - opening night and Awards event. Nuala's novel The Closet of Savage Mementos is on the shortlist for the Kerry Irish Novel of the Year. Venue: The Arms Hotel

Thurs 28th May - 11am: Winners readings - Nuala will be on stage at the tail end of this event. Venue: Boys' School

Thurs 28th May - 2pm: Reading with Alex Preston, The Arms Hotel

Thurs 28th May - 8pm: Kerry Irish Novel of the Year shortlistees discussion, moderated by Irish Times journalist Jim Carroll. Venue: 8pm in The Ballroom of The Arms Hotel

Ullapool Book Festival

Nuala read at that Ullapool book festival in Scotland over the weekend and wrote about it on here blog Women Rule Writer

Interview Ahead of Listowel Writers' Week

Ahead of her appearance at Listowel Writers' Week, Nuala is interviewed on the festival web site. Nuala's second novel The Closet of Savage Mementos has been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award.
You can read the interview here.

European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR) Conference

Nuala will read at the European Network for Short Fiction Research (ENSFR) conference in Trinity College Dublin on the 17th of April 2015. The reading will be held in the Irish Writers Centre between 7 and 9 pm and will also feature the following writers: Evelyn Conlon, Ailsa Cox, Dave Lordan, Tom Morris and Mary O’Donnell. Philip Coleman will chair the event.

Bookseller Dinners in the USA

Nuala has just returned from a trip to the USA for bookseller dinners ahead of the publication of her novel Miss Emily. You can read about it on her blog.

The Closet of Savage Mementos
Shortlisted for Major Prize

Nuala's second novel The Closet of Savage Mementos has been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award 2015.
The prize is run in conjunction with Listowel Writers' Week and will be awarded on the opening night on Wednesday 27th May 2015.
You can see the full shortlist here.

Irish Times Short Story Article

Nuala is featured in an Irish Times entitled The rise of the short Irish Story.
You can read the article here.

Review of You and Interview

For Reading Ireland month, self-confessed book-buying addict and Antrim-based Arts Officer Cathy McNally, interviewed Nuala on her 746 Books blog. They talked about novel writing (including Miss Emily) and women's place in the literary world.

Book Riot Features Closet

Brooklyn based book-lovers site Book Riot has featured Nuala's second The Closet of Savage Mementos in their St Patrick's Day blogpost, along with books by Kevin Barry, Mary Costello and Daniel Seery.
Go to BookRiot.com.

Upcoming events

Panel: Finishing That Book - Stinging Fly Workshop session
On March 14th, Nuala will be in conversation with Thomas Morris, Gavin Corbett, Lisa McInerney and Kevin Curran about finishing books. The Irish Writers’ Centre, Dublin. 2pm.
The session will be followed at 3pm by a reading and Q&A with Kevin Barry.
for more see The Irish Writers' Centre.

West Cork Literary Festival
Nuala will read from Miss Emily (Penguin USA, Penguin Canada and Sandstone Press UK) at this years’ festival in Bantry. Date TBC, but it will be the 12th or 13th July.
Click here for more details.

Upcoming events

7th March - Ennis Book Club Festival - 3pm, GLOR Theatre
Nuala is taking part in a panel called 'Ones to Watch' with Sara Baume and Colin Barrett, moderated by Evelyn O'Rourke
For more details go to Ennis Book Club Festival

11th March - National Gallery of Ireland - 3pm
Nuala is teaching a writing workshop for over 55s, in conjunction with the Lines of Vision exhibition
For more see National Gallery of Ireland.

17th April - Trinity College Dublin
Nuala will be reading at the Reading Short Fiction in Transnational Contexts Conference - details TBC
Click here for more.

9th May - Ullapool Book Festival
11.45am, Ullapool Village Hall: Nuala will read from her novel The Closet of Savage Mementos, which is set in a fictionalised Ullapool
Go to ullapoolbookfestival.co.uk for more details.

28th - 30th May - Listowel Writers Week
Nuala is once again teaching the 3-day Short Fiction Workshop at Listowel. Book soon!
See the Listowel Writers Week website for details.

20th September - Molly Keane House, Waterford
Nuala is teaching a 1-day novel writing workshop at the wonderful Molly Keane House in Ardmore. Bookings open already.
Click here for more.

The Irish Times Book Club Podcast

Gary Quinn presents a podcast with Nuala and two IT Book Club members, Phillip Watt and Emer Sugrue, to discuss The Closet of Savage Mementos.

The podcast is online here.

Chapter of Closet on The Irish Times website

As part of their Book Club, The Irish Times have published an extract of Nuala's latest novel The Closet of Savage Mementos.
You can read it here.

Miss Emily on The Huffington Post List

Nuala's forthcoming novel Miss Emily is on The Huffington Post's list of Most Anticipated Books in 2015, compiled by Allison Pataki.

You can read the full list here.

The Irish Times Book Club

The Irish Times Book Club is reading The Closet of Savage Mementos until January 15th and Sarah Gilmartin has put together some questions to help start conversation about the book. You can read more here.

Christmas Readings on RTÉ Radio 1

On Christmas Eve Nuala reads an extract from 'Home for Christmas' a non-fiction piece by Elizabeth Bowen, on Arena, between 7pm and 8pm, on the RTÉ radio 1.

Then on Christmas Day she reads a piece about spending Christmas in the Scottish Highlands on Sunday Miscellany, also on RTÉ Radio 1, at 9am. This is the broadcast of the Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas event which was recorded in the National Concert Hall earlier this month.

The Irish Times Book Club

Nuala's latest novel The Closet of Savage Mementos is the Irish Times Book Club choice for this month. Martin Doyle calls it 'a moving, beautifully written portrait of love, grief and motherhood'.
There will be interviews, articles, reviews, videos, podcasts and webchats over the next month about the novel.
See IrishTimes.com for all the details.

SUNDAY MISCELLANY LIVE AT XMAS

Nuala will read at the Sunday Miscellany Live at Xmas event at the National Concert Hall in Dublin tonight.

The line-up of performers:
RTÉ Concert Orchestra
Gearóid Grant, conductor

MUSIC GUESTS:
Kim Sheehan, soprano
Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, vocals
Loah, vocals
Mia Cooper, violin

READERS:
Donal Ryan, novelist
John F. Deane, novelist and poet
Mary Morrissy, novelist
Enda Coyle-Greene, poet
Mary O'Malley, poet
Pat Boran, poet
Nuala Ní Chonchúir, writer and poet
John MacKenna, playwright and novelist
Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh, poet
Anthony Glavin, poet
Hilary Fannin, playwright

The show will be broadcast on RTÉ radio one of Christmas.

The Book on One

Nuala's latest novel The Closet of Savage Mementos, published by New Island Books, will be the Book on One on RTÉ Radio 1 all this week. Monday 1st to Friday 5th, 11.10pm. It will be available to listen back to also. Actress Caitríona Ní Mhurchú will read it.

Lines Of Vision : Jack B. Yeats Event

Nuala is taking part in the Writers on Art: Jack B. Yeats study morning with Moya Cannon, Roddy Doyle & Dermot Bolger, at the National Gallery of Ireland. 15th Nov.
€15. All details here.

New Mexico Event

Nuala will give her first ever reading from her forthcoming novel Miss Emily (Penguin, 2015) at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque on Thursday the 23rd October. Nuala will also give a presentation entitled 'Then and Now: The Contemporary Writer and Historical Fiction'.
For more click here.

Laureate for Irish Fiction nomination

Nuala has been nominated for The Laureate for Irish Fiction which will be awarded in January 2015.
Here is the list of 34 nominees:
Anne Enright, Anne Haverty, Belinda McKeon, Bernard MacLaverty, Catherine Dunne, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Claire Keegan, Colum McCann, Dermot Bolger, Donal Ryan, Edna O'Brien, Eimear McBride, Emma Donoghue, Eoin McNamee, Evelyn Conlon, Hugo Hamilton, Jaki McCarrick, Jennifer Johnston, John Banville, John Boyne, John MacKenna, Joseph O'Connor, Liam Mac Cóil, Michael Coady, Niall Williams, Nuala Ní Chonchuir, Patrick McCabe, Paul Murray, Peter Cunningham, Ré O Laighleis, Roddy Doyle, Sebastian Barry, Tom Kilroy and William Trevor.

From the Arts Council website: "The Laureate for Irish Fiction will be awarded by the Arts Council to an Irish writer of national and international distinction. The honour will be used to promote Irish literature nationally and internationally and to encourage the public to engage with high quality Irish fiction. The Laureate will have a three-year term. Over the period, he or she will teach creative writing to students at University College Dublin and New York University, will spend time developing his or her own work, and will participate in a number of major, public events and promotions. The Laureate will receive a total of €150,000 over the three years."

Launch of
Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art

Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art was launched by President Higgins at 6pm at the National Art Gallery. The book contains stories, poems and articles inspired by artworks from the gallery and it celebrates the National Gallery of Ireland's 150th anniversary.
Nuala has a story in the book based on a Jack B. Yeats painting. She will also be taking part in some of the many events to celebrate the book and associated exhibition.
Your can read her report on the launch here.

Essay / Review in The Dublin Review of Books

Susan McCallum-Smith gives an extremely thoughtful once over to The Closet of Savage Mementos, and some of Nuala's other books, in The Dublin Review of Books. Her theme is motherhood in all its guises. As a Scottish writer and mother, living in Ireland, who has personal experience of adoption, Susan is peculiarly well placed to review the book.
You can read it here.

Upcoming Events, Classes and Readings

Reading from The Closet of Savage Mementos and a Q&A with Peter Ross.
Where: Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Scotland
When: Friday 5th September

Nuala Will teach a 4-day course in The Novel
Where: Cork Short Story Festival
When: 17 - 20 September, daily 9.30am - 12.30pm
She will also be reading from her short stories with Matt Rader at the same festival.
Where: Cork Short Story Festival
When: 17th September,7pm

Nuala will speak on a panel with Patrick Chapman and Ladette Randolph, chair Jennifer Matthews
Where: Cork Short Story Festival
When: 20th September, 2.15pm
More here


Nuala will teach a morning course in Flash Fiction and take part on a panel.
Where: Dromineer Literary Festival
When: Saturday 4th October

She will read from The Closet of Savage Mementos.
Where: Wexford County Library
When: Sat. 11th October, 3pm

Reading from The Closet of Savage Mementos at the Red Line Book Festival, with Donal Ryan, Dermot Bolger and John Sheahan
Where: Civic Theatre, Tallaght
When: Sat. 18th October, 2.30pm


Nuala will teach a 1 day course in Writing Effective Fiction
Where: The Irish Writers' Centre
When: Saturday 8th November

Nuala is teaching a short fiction workshop and doing a reading at the Molly Keane Writers' Retreat in Waterford this Saturday, the 23rd August. The retreat takes in place in Molly Keane's house, in her own words a 'cottage hanging above Ardmore bay, above the village and the Catholic church, its east window lighted over the sea on winter evenings.'

Nuala's reading is open to the public and you can book it
by emailing mollykeanewritersretreats@gmail.com
or by calling Mary Lys at 085 7431377.

Review of The Closet of Savage Mementos on the Ofi Press Magazine

Nuala's novel The Closet of Savage Mementos has been review on the Ofi Press Magazine in Mexico.
'I loved the language of the book: the sombre, lyrical, unpretentious style, sometimes raw with grief.'

Closet on "Need to Read" list

Nuals's second novel The Closet of Savage Mementos appears on the journal.ie's list of books to read this year.
You can read it here.

Magazine Interview

Nuala is interviewed in this week's Woman's Way magazine. It's available in shops today. See Nuala's blog for more.

Irish Times Review

Nuala's latest novel The Closet of Savage Mementos has been very positively reviewed in today's Irish Times. In the review Sarah Gilmartin describes the book as
"a moving and beautifully written portrait of death, grief and motherhood."
You can read the review here.

Article in Irish Times Culture Section

Nuala has written a piece for the Irish Times Culture Section entitled 'What the Highlands Gave Me' about her time in Ullapool in the Scottish highlands and how it was the genesis of her latest novel The Closet of Savage Mementos.

International Short Story Conference

Nuala attended the 13th Intl Short Story Conference in Vienna, Austria. Nuala took part in a panel on linked short story collections, read from Of Dublin and Other Fictions at the Irish Embassy and read from Mother America, with I-Wei Wu from Taiwan. See her blog to read about her trip.

Article at Writing.ie

Nuala has an article at writing.ie about the importance of objects to her,
most particularly in the writing of her new novel
The Closet of Savage Mementos.

Upcoming Events, Classes, Readings and Reviews

Nuala is interviewed in the current issue (Jul./Aug.) of Galway Now magazine about the new novel The Closet of Savage Mementos and about what Galway means to her.

16th to 19th July - Intl Short Story Conference in Vienna, Austria - Nuala is taking part in a panel on linked short story collections on Weds 16th; reading from Of Dublin and Other Fictions at the Irish Embassy on Thurs 17th; and reading from Mother America, with I-Wei Wu from Taiwan, on Fri 18th.

26th July - Galway Fringe Festival - Reading from The Closet of Savage Mementos 2pm, Bridge Mills, Galway. Adm: €5

Saturday 23rd August - Nuala will facilitate a workshop for the writers of the Molly Keane Writers Retreat, Waterford, called 'Writing Winning Short Stories'. On Saturday evening Nuala will do a public reading from The Closet of Savage Mementos and Mother America.

5th September - Reading from The Closet of Savage Mementos, and interview with Peter Ross, author of Daunderlust at the Nairn Book and Arts Festival, Scotland.

17th to 20th September - Cork Short Story Festival - Nuala teaches a novel workshop 'Story to novel: how to write long when you are used to writing short'. Nuala will also do a reading and take part in a panel. Booking for workshops are open now at corkshortstory.net.

Review of The Closet of Savage Mementos in the Sunday Independent

Nuala's latest novel The Closet of Savage Mementos received a glowing review by Deirdre Conroy in the Sunday Independent.

"This isn't a story of sparkle and bling; there are no cosy fire-side chats, fun shopping sprees or drunken parties. It is raw, beautiful and compelling, a 'must read'."

You can read the review online at independent.ie.

A Celebration of Palmerstown Writers

Nuala will take part in A Celebration of Palmerstown Writers on Wednesday 25th June at 7:30 pm in the The Coach House, Stewerts, Old Lucan Road, Palmerstown, Dublin 20.
The event will feature writers from or living in Palmerstown including Aoife O'Connor, Brianm Fleming, Christine Dwyer Hickey, Dónal Fallon, Dónal Ó Muirí, Frank Nugent, James Langton, Las Fallon and Nuala.

Flash Fiction Day 2014

Nuala is judging the Big Smoke Writing Factory 99 word flash fiction competition and will announce the winner at FLASH FURY. This flash fiction event as part of Flash Fiction Day 2014!
It takes place on Saturday 21st June from 3-6 pm in Arthur's Pub, Thomas, Dublin.
Go to the event page here.

Trip to Italy

Nuala travelled to Italy for seven days as part of the Italo-Irish Litrature Exchange 2014. She joined 6 Irish writers to events in four centres around Italy.
The other writer taking part were Afric McGlinchey, Liz McManus, Mia Gallagher, Noel Monahan, Seán Hardie and William Wall.
Click here to read the blog kept by the writers.

Review of The Closet of Savage Mementos in the Evening Echo

The Closet of Savage Mementos has received a wonderful review in the Cork Evening Echo by Des Breen.

"... Compelling and deeply accomplished, The Closet of Savage Mementos is the product of a powerful literary talent. "

Nuala at Listowel Writers’ Week

Nuala is teaching a short fiction workshop at Listowel Writers’ Week.
She will also be interviewing the writer Jim Crace.

Irish Times series on writing

In the second part of Sinéad Gleeson's new Irish Times series on writing Nuala is referenced, along with Ron Rash and Deborah Levy.

Review of The Closet of Savage Mementos

Nuala's latest novel The Closet of Savage Mementos has been reviewed on Eithne Reynolds' blog All Kinds of Everything.

Interviews

Shauna Gilligan interviewed Nuala on her blog A Girl's Writing is Never Done about her new novel The Closet of Savage Mementos.

In The Irish Times magazine Kate Holmquist interviewed Nuala about writing and life in general.

Literary Workshop

Nuala will be teaching as part of the West Cork Lirerary Festival three day workshop The Business of Writing.

Reading in Glasgow

Nuala will read at the Scottish Writers' Centre in Glasgow. The reading is on Tuesday 29th April 2014, at 7pm in the CCA Club Room. Tickets: £6/(£3 for concessions), at the door. FREE to SWC members.

Interview in The Sunday Times

Nuala is interviewed in today's Irish edition of The Sunday Times's Culture Magazine by Eithne Shortall. Nuala talks about her new novel and sex and chick-lit.

She is also quoted in an article in the main section about the Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction. Nuala, and others, are calling for the competition to extend eligibility to books published in Ireland.

Review of The Closet of Savage Mementos

Writer Mary O'Donnell has reviewed Nuala's new novel The Closet of Savage Mementos on her blog.

Mary's fourth novel Where They Lie will be launched the Listowel Writer's Week on Thursday May 2929 at 4pm in Listowel Library. Nuala is teaching a Short Story Workshop as part of the festival.

Launch of The Closet Of Savage Mementos

Nuala's second novel The Closet Of Savage Mementos will be launched on Tuesday 15th of April at 6:30PM. Sinéad Gleeson will speak at the event in The Gutter Bookshop.

The Closet Of Savage Mementos is published by New Island Books.

Gregory O'Donoghue Poetry Prize Winners Published

The winning and shortlisted poems for the Gregory O'Donoghue Prize have been published now in Southword. Nuala's poem 'Juno Refuses to Look at Warhol' has been shortlisted.

Nuala Ní Chonchúir’s ‘Juno Refuses to Look at Warhol’ builds up to the poetic insight often revealed through the fresh perspective of a child’s eye. Derek Mahon composed a two liner based on his infant daughter’s observation of sunlight reflected on a ceiling. Here Ní Chonchúir spins a charming narrative. Judge Patrick Cotter (from his blog)

New story in Uimhir a Cúig/Numéro Cinq - Canada

Nuala has a new story,'Tinnycross', in this month's Uimhir a Cúig, an Irish corner of Canadian lit magazine Numéro Cinq, edited by Gerard Beirne.
You can read it here.

Launch of The Stinging Fly spring issue

Nuala is the guest fiction editor of the spring issue of The Stinging Fly. It will be launched at 7pm in the Irish Writers Centre.

Review of Of Dublin and Other Fictions

The Wales Arts Review has a review of Nuala chapbook Of Dublin and Other Fictions in their new issue.

'...what is so extremely impressive about Ní Chonchúir’s use of the flash fiction form is that, time and time again, she uses it to deliver the same epiphanic punch that can be found in the best of her short stories and poems.'

You can read the review here.

The Chattahoochee Review - Piece on Of Dublin and Other Fictions

The Chattahoochee Review's blog, The Hooch, has a piece from contributing editor Gregg Murray about Nuala's chapbook of flash, Of Dublin and Other Fictions.
You can read it on Nuala's blog or The Hooch.

Publishing Day at the IWC

Nuala will be taking part in the Publishing Day at the IWC on Saturday, the 8th March, focusing on Poetry and Fiction.
The day is aimed at emerging, unpublished writers who are keen to know the inside track on publishing and how publishers select work.
It promises to be a great event. Nuala will be on the panel in the afternoon with: Mia Gallagher, Sean Hardie, Afric McGlinchey, Liz McManus, Noel Monahan and William Wall; moderated by Anthony Glavin.

Reviewing on Arena

Nuala will be on Arena on RTÉ Radio 1 on Monday night reviewing Bark, the new story collection from Lorrie Moore.

Penguin USA and Penguin Canada book deal

Nuala is delighted to announce that Penguin USA and Penguin Canada will publish her third novel, Miss Emily, which is about Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid, in 2015. This is what Publishers Weekly wrote today in its Book Deals section:

O’Connor Channels Dickinson for Penguin

Penguin’s Tara Singh Carlson took U.S. rights, at auction, to Nuala O’Connor’s debut novel, Miss Emily. Grainne Fox at Fletcher & Company brokered the deal, and said the novel is reminiscent of The Girl with the Pearl Earring. The work is told through the dueling perspectives of Emily Dickinson and her Irish maid, Ada Concannon, as their lives intertwine. Adrienne Kerr at Penguin Canada preempted Canadian rights to the book.

The Poems in Delaware Poetry Review

Nuala has three poems in the Delaware Poetry Review.
In her editorial writer Billie Travalini says: 'Here, nouns and verbs are expected to do their jobs. Here, silence is heard. Each of the poets gathered in this collection ... offers keen – and often magical - insight into the transforming power of silence.'

Explain Your Shelf

The site Explain Your Shelf feature the bookshelf beside Nuala's desk today.

Novel forthcoming in 2014

Nuala's second novel, The Closet of Savage Mementos will be published by New Island in April 2014.

It is the story of 21 year old Dubliner Lillis Yourell who leaves Ireland for Kinlochbrack, a coastal village in northern Scotland. There Lillis meets hotelier Struan Torrance, a man more of an age with her troubled mother, Verity. Will the savage mementos that make up Lillis's collection of heart-secrets unravel her life? Or can she find the strength to overcome a huge betrayal and Verity's melancholy legacy?

Set in 1991 and 2011, between the Scottish Highlands and Dublin, this novel explores mother-love, old secrets, and the way life altering decisions rarely stay in the closets in which they are locked.

Poem Shortlisted

Nuala's poem 'Juno Refuses to Look at Warhol' was placed in the top thirteen in this year's Gregory O'Donoghue Prize. Her poem will be published in the next issue of Southword. There were close to 1700 poems entered in total this year. First prize went to Maya Catherine Popa, second to Paula Cunningham, and third to Matthew Sweeney.
More details of the prize are available here.

Of Dublin and Other Fictions Review on Arena

Nuala's chapbook of flash fiction Of Dublin and Other Fictions will be reviewed tonight on the RTE radio one arts show Arena.

Short fiction course at Listowel Writers' Week

Nuala is teaching the short fiction course at this year's Listowel Writers' Week.
Click here for more information.

Dublin Launch for Of Dublin and Other Fictions

Nuala's flash fiction collection Of Dublin and Other Fictions will be launched in Dublin on Thursday 12th December with four books from Arlan House.
Also being launched are:

  • THE NEGATIVE CUTTER by Patrick Chapman
  • PSYCHOTIC EPISODES by Alan McMonagle
  • PAGAN TO THE CORE by Máighréad Medbh
  • OF BIRDS AND BONES by Geraldine Mitchell

The launch is at 6 PM in Dublin City Library and Archive, 138–144 Pearse Street, Dublin 2.

Anthology Launch

The flash fiction anthology New Planet Cabaret, edited by Dave Lordan will be launched on Friday 22nd at 6:30pm to 8pm, in the Gutter bookshop, Temple Bar. Nuala has a story in the anthology.

Mother America in Guardian Top 10 unsinkable characters list

Nuala's short story collection Mother America has been included in an article in the Guardian newspaper The Top 10 unsinkable characters in literature, by Anakana Schofield, author of the novel Malarky.

The Anti Room @ DBF

AS part of the Dublin Book Festival Nuala will take part in The Anti Room panel discussion with Sinéad Gleeson, Anna Carey, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Jennifer Ridyard.
Saturday, 16 November at 4:30-5:30pm
Main Theatre, Smock Alley

Of Dublin and Other Fictions Virtual Tour begins

Nuala has currently on a virtual tour to celebrate the launch of her chapbook Of Dublin and Other Fictions.
On 6th of November she visited to Rich Rennicks' A Trip to Ireland blog.
On 7th she is interviewed and Of Dublin and Other Fictions is reviewed by Alison Wells on Head Above Water.

Review of Of Dublin and Other Fictions

Nuala's new chapbook Of Dublin and Other Fictions has been reviewed on the A Trip to Ireland blog.

Launch of Clé Draíochta at IMRAM

At the launch of Clé Draíochta Nuala will read her poetry included included in the exhibition.
The exhibition includes work by Gabriel Rosenstock, Liam Ó Muirthile, Nuala Ní Chonchuir, Ceaití Ní Bheildiúin, Philip Cummings and Ailbhe Ní Ghearbhuigh. IMRAM has booked 30 city centre poster sites to display the best of the students’ work, ensuring that Irish language literature will have a presence in Dublin city centre during the festival.
The launch takes place on Monday 14th October 6.00 pm. at Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street. Free admission.

Massachusetts Newspaper Article

There is an article in The Republican to highlight Nuala's upcoming trip to Bay Path College in Massachusetts where she will take part in their Writers' Day and also speak to individual classes.
You can read it here.

Trailer for Of Dublin and Other Fictions

As part of the launch of her Chapbook of short short stories Of Dublin and Other Fictions, Nuala reads from the story "Fish" in a trailer for the book. You can watch the video here.

Story and Article in Wales Arts Review

In an article in the current issue of Wales Arts Review Nuala, along with other writer, was asked to recommend a short story. She has chosen 'The Pale Gold of Alaska' by Éilís Ní Dhuibhne.
Nuala's story 'In Seed Time, Learn' is also in this issue.
You can read it all here.

ONE-DAY SHORT STORY COURSE AT THE IRISH WRITERS' CENTRE

Nuala will teach a one-day short fiction course at the Irish Writers' Centre in Dublin on the 12th of October, for all you story lovers. 10.30am-4.30pm, €80 / €70 (members). See here for bookings and more.

Upcoming Readings

Nuala will read from her new chapbook, Of Dublin and Other Fictions at the Autumn Gathering for Women Writers, Gort, County Galway on Friday the 4th, at 10.30am in the Lady Gregory Hotel.

On Sunday 6th at 3pm she will read from Mother America at the Athlone Literary Festival at an event called 'Irish Identity and Culture - an Ever Changing Idea' with Prof. James Flannery and Bill Whelan, in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone.

San Francisco launch for Of Dublin and Other Fictions

Nuala's chapbook of short-short stories, Of Dublin and Other Fictions will be launched in San Francisco on Friday the 27th September at the Parc 55 Wyndham, Union Square at 7pm, as part of the American Conference for Irish Studies. This is the first publication for publisher Tower Press, run by Idaho-based academic Jodi Chilson.
On Sunday the 29th, Nuala will give a talk on the Irish Short Story at the Irish Literary and Historical Society at 5pm in the United Irish Cultural Center, 2700 45th Avenue, San Francisco.

The Juno Charm available on Kindle

Nuala's last poetry collection The Juno Charm (Salmon, 2011) is now available for Kindle.

Flash Fiction Prize

Nuala has won the flash section of 'The Mystery Lady of Gladstone's Library' Writing Competition.
The competition is based on a mystery portrait of a lady in red that they own.
Fiona Knowles-Holland won the short story section.
You can read more here.

Extract from Squidinky

In their Thursday Taster, New Island have featured Nuala reading an extract from her story 'Squidinky' on Soundcloud. The story was published in Silver Threads of Hope and in The Irish Times. Listen here.

nude available on Kindle

Nuala's third short story collection nude (Salt, 2009) is now available for Kindle.

USA Trip

Nuala has just returned from the USA where she attended the Lewes Creative Writing Conference.
You can read all about her trip on her blog Women Rule Writer.

Irish Writers' Centre Interview

Earlier this year Nuala the Irish Writers' Centre recorded an interview with Nuala covering her latest short story collection Mother America, her forthcoming novel and the writing process. You can listen back to the interview here.
You can also hear Nuala reading the story The Egg Pyramid from the collection.

THIS NEVER WAS MY TOWN - reading

As part of the indie culture festival 10 Days in Dublin, Nuala will be reading at a multi-city event, This Never Was My Town, organised by writer/blogger Marcel Krueger.
It takes place on Friday the 12th of July in The Irish Writers' Centre at 5pm. Tickets at €5 and €3 are available here.

Dublin launch of Galway Stories

Nuala is reading at the Dublin launch of the Doire Press anthology Galway Stories, at 7:00pm at the Irish Writers Centre.

New review of Mother America

Nuala's short story collection Mother America has been reviewed on The Short Review by Susan Haigh.

Bloomsday Article

Nuala has written an article for the on-line magazine Wales Arts Review. This issue celebrates Bloomsday and looks at different aspects of James Joyce.
You can read the article here.

Telmetale Bloomnibus Interview

Nuala and Alan Jude Moore are interviewed on the Italish website as part of Telmetale Bloomnibus.
With Telmetale Bloomnibus, The Irish Writers'Centre have re-imagined James Joyce's Dubliners for the 21st century.

June Readings

To celebrate Bloomsday Nuala will read as part of A Telmetale Bloomnibus with 17 other writers. All 18 pieces are inspired by James Joyce's Ulysses. The event takes place in the Irish Writers’ Centre on Friday June 14th, 2013 at 7pm.

Nuala is reading at the Dublin launch of the Doire Press anthology Galway Stories, on Wednesday 26th at 7:00pm at the Irish Writers Centre.

Interview with Niamh Boyce

Nuala is interviewed by Niamh Boyce on her blog about her writing day.
You can read it here.

Q&A on Irish Writing Blog

Nuala is interview about her guest editorship of the Spring issue of The Stinging Fly on Irish Writing Blog.

Stinging Fly guest fiction editor

Nuala will be guest fiction editor for the spring 2014 issue of Irish literary magazine The Stinging Fly. She is particularly interested in receiving flash fiction/short-shorts of up to 500 words. Stories to be submitted by e-mail only and on one day only; Saturday June 22nd, international flash fiction day.
More details in this link.

2013 THRESHOLDS International Short Story Feature Writing Competition

Nuala has won the 2013 THRESHOLDS International Short Story Feature Writing Competition with her essay 'A Trio of Irish Short Stories'.
Among the comments of the judges: ‘A rich, deft piece about the way we are each inhabited by stories’; ‘the piece charms with its wonderfully lively and engaging voice’.
THRESHOLDS is an international short story forum, based at the University of Chichester, in West Sussex.
You can reed the essay here.

Upcoming Readings

WORLD BOOK NIGHT READING

Nuala will read with fellow writers Shauna Gilligan and Mae Leonard at Celbridge Library, Co. Kildare.
Tuesday 23rd April, 7pm to 9pm

FABER ANTHOLOGY LAUNCH READING

Nuala will read at the Faber Social which sees the launch of Town and Country, the new Faber anthology of Irish short stories, edited by Kevin Barry, as part of Dublin Writers' Festival.
Saturday 25th May, Clarence Hotel, Dublin, 6pm. Admission: €10/€8

Irish Writer's Centre Interview

Nuala is interviewed for the Irish Writers' Centre's podcast series. Topics covered include writing in general, her writing day, WIPs and her fourth collection Mother America.
The short-short story The Egg Pyramid, from Mother America, is also available as a podcast.

Edge Hill Longlist

Nuala's fourth short story collection Mother America has been longlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2013. The complete longlist can be seen on the Edge Hill website.
Nuala's short story collection Nude was shortlisted in 2010 .

Poem on Poetry Daily

Nuala's poem 'In Vitebsk There Lives a Cow' is the featured poem on the website Poetry Daily today. It is also in the current issue of Prairie Schooner.

Q&A on The Reading Life

Nuala is featured today in a Q&A session with Mel Ulm on The Reading Life blog today. Yesterday he took a look at her short story collection To The World of Men, Welcome (Arlen House)

Upcoming Events

FUNDRAISER READING & DISCUSSION - 10 DAYS IN DUBLIN

Nuala will take part in a fundraiser for the 10 Days in Dublin Festival on Mother's Day, 10th March at 8pm, The New Theatre, Temple Bar, Dublin
Vincent Woods will act as chair and others taking part include Stephen James Smith, Temper-Mental MissElayneous and Katie Donovan.

WRITING WINNING SHORT STORIES COURSE

Nuala will teach a course called Writing Winning Short Stories at the inaugural Carrick-on-Suir Writers' Weekend, Tipperary, in the Brewery Lane Theatre. The course will run over two days: 20th and 21st April.
Contact: Margaret O'Brien

FLASH FICTION WORKSHOP

Nuala is teaching a one-day flash fiction workshop at the Big Smoke Writing Factory, 11th May, 10am - 4pm. €75.

AEDEI CONFERENCE, Cáceres, Spain

Nuala will deliver a Plenary Lecture on the second person voice in fiction, and she will also read from her novel YOU, at the AEDEI Conference in Cáceres, Spain - 30th May to 1st June

READING, Q&A AND WORKSHOP

Nuala is teaching a novel writing workshop, and doing a reading and Q&A, at the Writing Home Summer School, at NUI Maynooth on Tuesday the 30th July.

WORKSHOP, LEWES CREATIVE WRITERS’ CONFERENCE, DELAWARE, USA

Nuala will facilitate a short story workshop at the 6th Annual Lewes Creative Writers’ Conference in Delaware, USA, 17th August 2013.
Info about the 2012 event: www.leweslibrary.org

nude in recommended list of short story collections

Nuala's 2009 short story collection Nude has been recommended at the
Postgrad Contemporary Women's Writing Network as a favourite example of contemporary women's short fiction. The complete list:



Mother America in Prudence magazine's New Year Reads

Nuala's short story collection Mother America has been included in Irish magazine Prudence's New Year reads in the current issue (Jan./Feb. 2013). It's in the Bookworm feature, along with the latest short fiction collections from Mike McCormack and Kevin Barry.

Radio Story - Francis Mac Manus Winner

Nuala's short story 'The Wind Across the Grass' will be broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 tonight, just after 11pm. Winner of the Francis Mac Manus Award in 2003, it will be read by Bill Golden.
You can listen to RTÉ radio online here.

Die Schwangere on poetry website

Nuala has had her poem, Die Schwangere, posted on the Poethead website.

Embassy of Ireland Lecture at the University of Lisbon

Nuala is giving the Embassy of Ireland Lecture at the University of Lisbon this Friday the 7th December at 2.30pm. Her lecture is called 'Pathways into the Irish Short Story' and she will also read from Mother America.

It takes place in Sala D. Pedro V at Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa.

Interview on Flash Fiction Chronicles

Nuala is interviewed today by Rumjhum Biswas on Flash Fiction Chronicles. They talk about Seán Ó Faoláin, Flannery O'Connor, flash and writing rituals.

Repeat of You in The Book on One

Nuala's novel You will be read by Martina Carroll in a repeat broadcast of The Book on One on week commencing 26th November 2012 on RTE radio 1.

Dublin Book Festival

Nuala will take part in a discussion on the short story, 'Inspiring Short Stories', with writers Mary Costello and Eilís Ní Dhuibhne, as part of the Dublin Book Festival. The event will be chaired by Eithne Shortall of the Sunday Times.
The venue is the Main Theatre, Smock Alley, Temple Bar on Sunday 18th November at 4pm.

Leaves Festival Laois

Nuala reads with Christine Dwyer Hickey and Niamh Boyce, chaired by Seamus Hosey, with music by harpist Claire O'Donnell. Arthouse & Library, Stradbally at 8.00pm, 10th November.
See Leaves Festival Laois for more.

Interview on Flash Frontier

Nuala is interviewed by writer Michelle Elvy on the New Zealand site Flash Frontier.
This is a comprehensive interview with some very interesting questions, and answers.
Read it here.

GREAT WRITING, GREAT PLACES

A LITERARY SALON - 29 FITZWILLIAM STREET

Nuala will join Chris Binchy, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Claire Kilroy as they discuss the resurgence in interest in literary fiction and read from their work. The discussion will be followed by a tour of No. 29.

Admission free. Booking essential. Tel: 01 674 4862 Email: cityofliterature@dublincity.ie
Wednesday 24th October, 7pm, Number 29, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2
See No 29 for more details.

Upcoming Events for Autumn 2012

CORK INTL SHORT STORY FESTIVAL

Nuala is teaching a four-day short story workshop at the Cork International Short Story Festival - *SOLD OUT*

She will also read at the festival on Thursday 20th September, 7.15pm, Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street. Her fellow reader is Canadian author D. W. Wilson who won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2011.
For more see the festival programme.

ATHLONE LITERARY FESTIVAL

Nuala will read at the Athlone Miscellany event on Sunday 7th October at mid-day in The Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone, as part of the Athlone Literary Festival.

SHORT STORY COURSE - ONE DAY - IRISH WRITERS' CENTRE

Nuala will teach a one-day short story course, Writing Winning Short Fiction, at the IWC in Dublin on the 13th October, 10.30am to 4.30pm.
All booking details are available on the Irish Writers' Centre site.

GREAT WRITING, GREAT PLACES

A LITERARY SALON - 29 FITZWILLIAM STREET

Nuala will join Chris Binchy, Christine Dwyer Hickey and Claire Kilroy as they discuss the resurgence in interest in literary fiction and read from their work. The discussion will be followed by a tour of No. 29.

Admission free. Booking essential. Tel: 01 674 4862 Email: cityofliterature@dublincity.ie
Wednesday 24th October, 7pm, Number 29, Fitzwilliam Street, Dublin 2
See No 29 for more details.

Irish Studies Symposium in Brazil

Nuala will travel to Brazil to attend the Irish Studies Symposium hosted by the Brazilian Association of Irish Studies. She will give the plenary lecture and read from her work.
The Symposium runs from 27th to 29th of August in Natal, Rio Grande do Norte, with the theme 'Representations of Women in Contemporary Irish Culture'.

Interview on Pank

In the last leg of her virtual tour Nuala is interviewed on the Pank blog about her collection Mother America.

Interview on Elizabeth Baines' blog

Nuala is interviewed to by Elizabeth Baines on her blog as part of the Mother America virtual tour.

Two reviews of Mother America

Nuala's latest collection has been reviewed in two national newspapers today. Both The Irish Times and The Irish Examiner review Mother America very positively.

‘...the prose is measured and graceful, rich with delectable turns of phrase and vivid descriptions that seem to paralyse time... Over the past decade, Miss Ní Chonchúir has proven herself a prolific and diverse talent.’

Billy O’Callaghan, The Irish Examiner

‘...Ní Chonchúir, like Frida Kahlo, documents female lives in ripe, uncompromising detail. I was also reminded of Edna O’Brien to whose groundbreaking work most Irish women writers owe a debt. Ní Chonchúir’s precisely made but deliciously sensual stories mark her as a carrier of the flame.’

Cathy Dillon, The Irish Times

Review of Mother America in The Sunday Times

Nuala's latest short story collection Mother America, has been very favourably in The Sunday Times by Eithne Shortall.
'A short, satisfying read, Mother America offers shards of humour and solace in a collection primarily concerned with the complexities of love.'
Go to Nuala's blog to see the review.

Mother America Virtual Tour

Nuala has been interviewed by Irish writer and journalist Johanna C. Leahy, as part of the virtual tour for her latest collection Mother America, on her blog Irish Nomad in Malaysia.

Short story printed in the Irish Times

Nuala's story 'Poisson d'Avril', taken from here latest collection Moter America, has been published in the Irish Times newspaper.

Reading at the Galway Fringe

Nuala will read from her latest short story collection Mother America at the Galway Fringe festival on Saturday 21st July at 2pm in Bridge Mills. Admission is free.

Interview and Arena about Mother America

Nuala will be interviewed tonight on the Arena arts show on RTE Radio 1 between 7.30pm and 8.30pm. The show is streamed live at rte.ie.

Mother America Review and Interview

Nuala is interviewed by Declan Burke on his blog Crime always Pays as part of the virtual tour for her latest short story collection Mother America.
Zach Hively has also written a post about the collection.

Reading in Dingle

Nuala will read in The Bookshop in Dingle this Sunday with Ted Deppe. Ted is the author of four collections of poetry, including Orpheus on the Red Line (Tupelo 2009) and Cape Clear: New & Selected Poems (Salmon).
The reading is part of the Stonecoast in Ireland programme, directed by poets Ted and Annie Deppe.

Mother America Virtual Tour stop five at Snow like thought

Nuala is interviewed by Rachel Fenton on her blog Snow like thought about her latest collection Mother America.

Guest writer on The Stinging Fly blog

Nuala writes a guest post on The Stinging Fly's blog. In her post Not Prolific, Just Creative Nuala writes about writing poetry, novels and short stories, and about her path to writing.

Virtual Tour visit to Valerie Sirr's blog

Nuala is interviewed by Valerie Sirr on her blog as part of the Mother America Virtual Tour.

Interview on South Dublin FM

Nuala will be interviewed Dublin South FM's Rhyme and Reason programme at 7pm this evening, talking about her latest poetry collection The Juno Charm (Salmon 2011) and reading a few poems. Helen Dwyer conducts the interview.
The programme is available live online for those outside Dublin.

Interview on A Girl's Writing is Never Done.

Nuala is interviewed today about Mother America at Shauna Gilligan's blog, 'A Girl's Writing is Never Done', Shauna's first book - a novel in stories called Happiness Comes from Nowhere - will be out very soon from Ward Wood in the UK.
In the interview they discuss titles, ordering the stories and notebooks.

Mother America on writing.ie

Mother America, Nuala's new short story collection, is one of writing.ie's books of the week.
go to writing.ie to enter a competition to win a copy.

Launch of Mother America

Nuala's short story collection Mother America (New Island) will be launched at 6:30pm, Thursday 7th June, The Winding Stair Book Shop, Dublin. Wine served. All welcome!

To coincide with the launch, Nuala is on a virtual tour visiting blogs for interviews about the book and her writing.
Her first stop was at writer Órfhlaith Foyle's blog on launch day 4th June.
The second stop was at Dan Powell's blog on 11th June.

Interview and review of Mother America

Éadaoín Lynch interviews Nuala on her blog, Another New World about Mother America and its stories. The interview touches on religion, fertility, Manhattan and more.
Éadaoín also reviews the book here.

Mother America is published today

It's publication day for Mother America and Nuala is interviewed in honour of the day by writer Órfhlaith Foyle on her blog.

Nuala Reads from Mother America

In this book trailer for Nuala's forthcoming short story collection Mother America she reads an extract from the story 'Letters'.

Latest News about Mother America

With the imminent publication of Mother America on June 4th, Nuala has a lot of readings lined up. See below for full details.

Nuala is representing Ireland at the European Festival of the Short Story in Croatia, which runs from May 27th to June 1st. Readings:
Zagreb - Tuesday 29th, 8.30pm - Studentski centar, Polukružna dvorana &TD, Savska 25
Pazin - Wednesday 30th, 8pm - Pu?ko otvoreno u?ilište Pazin, Šet. Pazinske gimnazije 1

Nuala's short story collection Mother America (New Island) will be launched at 6:30pm, Thursday 7th June, The Winding Stair Book Shop, Dublin. All welcome!

Nuala will read from Mother America at the Dalkey Book Festival, with fellow short story writer Mary Costello.
Bloomsday,Saturday 16th June, The Magpie Inn at 7:30PM.

Nuala is representing Ireland, along with Mary Morrissy and Molly McCloskey, at the International Conference on the Short Story in Arkansas, USA, which runs from June 27th to June 30th. (With thanks to the Arts Council.)

Nuala will read from Mother America at the Dingle Book Shop with Ted Deppe
8pm, Sunday 15th July

Nuala will read from Mother America at the Galway Fringe Festival 2pm, Saturday, 21st July, Bridge Mills, Galway

Reading at WERK

Nuala will be reading poetry at ThisIsPopBaby's WERK at the Peacock in the Abbey Theatre on Saturday night from 11:30pm.

Review of The Juno Charm in Orbis

Nuala's latest poetry collection The Juno Charm has been reviewed in the UK literary magazine, Orbis (Issue 138) by David Harmer.
You can read the review in full on her blog Women Rule Writer.

Flash story published in What the Dickens? Magazine

Nuala's flash story Moongazer has been published in the current issue of
the online magazine What the Dickens?
The story will also be in her forthcoming collection Mother America from New Island.

Upcoming events for Summer 2012

Nuala is representing Ireland at the Festival of the European Short Story, in Zagreb and and Pazin, Croatia, from the 27th May – 1st June 2012.
Nuala is also taking part in the biennial International Conference on the Short Story in North Little Rock, Arkansas, from the 27th June - 30th June 2012.

Prairie Schooner announces 2012 writing prize winners

Nuala was among the winners of Prairie Schooner's 2012 writing awards.
She was awarded the Jane Geske Award.
For all the prize winners see Prairie Schooner.

Review of The Juno Charm in The Stinging Fly

Nuala's poetry collection The Juno Charm has been very positively reviewed in the new issue of the The Stinging Fly by poet Grace Wells.
'This spirit of audacious rebellion is Ní Chonchúir's defining and most engaging characteristic. Brazen and provocative, she endlessly offers up the unexpected; what unites her disparate work is the mercurial hand of a rare and trustworthy voice.'

Dublin reading at The Loft Bookshop

Nuala will read from her poetry collection The Juno Charm at The Loft Bookshop as part of Kit Fryatt's Wurm im Apfel readings. The Loft is in The Twisted Pepper Building, 54 Middle Abbey Street, Dublin.
Doors open at 7pm.

Prairie Schooner launch events

Nuala will be taking part in the launch event for the latest issue of Prairie Schooner in Lincoln, Nebraska.

The Schedule is:
Feb. 9 (at Sheldon Art Museum)
1-2 p.m.: on-stage interview/reading with Sandra Bunting
2-3 p.m.: on-stage interview/reading with Nuala Ní Chonchúir
3:30-5 p.m.: panel on contemporary Irish literature

Feb. 10 (at Sheldon Art Museum)
1-2 p.m.: on-stage interview/reading with Aidan Rooney
2-3 p.m.: on-stage interview/reading with Deanie Rowan Blank
3:30-5 p.m.: issue launch (guest readings from issue)
7-8 p.m.: reception
8 p.m.: readings from Bunting, Ní Chonchúir, Rooney, Blank

Audio of Nuala reading from Peach

Prairie Schooner have a recording of Nuala reading an extract from her story Peach available here on their website.
This story appears in the latest issue of the Journal.

Interview on Air Schooner Available on Podcaast

Nuala has been interviewed on the Prairie Schooner radio magazine Air Schooner. The Interview by Scott Winter is available on Podcast.
Nuala will be travelling to Lincoln, Nebraska on February 9 & 10 to take part in events promoting the current issue of Prairie Schooner.

The Juno Charm reviewed on Arena

by Dave Lordan

Nuala's poetry collection The Juno Charm was positively reviewed on the RTE radio 1 arts programme Arena by the writer Dave Lordan.

‘This is a joyful book, a honeymoon book. It’s very affecting. She uses language to illustrate the fragility of existence, beautifully and gorgeously...It’s a book that is delicate, and also flagrant in its eroticism...These are Sheela-na-gigs of poems. There’s a very indepth, paganistic, epicurean sense of the female body as the site of pleasure in them.’

You can listen to the review here.

News for 2012

Nuala has been nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize for her story Peach, published in Prairie Schnooner Winter 2011 issue.

2012 will also see the release on Nuala's fourth collection of Short stories Mother America from New Island.

Interview in the Galway Advertiser

In an interview in the current edition of the Galway Advertiser Nuala talks about her writing and her latest poetry collection The Juno Charm.

Interview on Prairie Schooner blog

Nuala has been interviewed on the Prairie Schooner blog by writer and editor Ted Wheeler. Her story Peach is in the current issue of the literary journal and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

The Juno Charm virtual tour Visits The Reading Life

Nuala's virtual tour visits Mel Ulm's blog, The Reading Life today.

The Juno Charm virtual tour Visits Tania Writes

Nuala's virtual tour visits Tania Hershman's Blog Tania Writes today.

Interview on Arena

Nuala was interviewed on RTE radio's arts show Arena today 7th December 2011 where she discussed her poetry The Juno Charm.


Dancing with Paul Durcan in the Irish Times

Nuala's poem Dancing with Paul Durcan from her new collection The Juno Charm has been printed in Saturday's Irish Times.

The Juno Charm virtual tour

Nuala is taking part in a seven blog The Juno Charm virtual tour, which will take place over seven successive Thursdays. Please join her and the hosts for poetry and chat at each stop along the way. Here are the dates and venues:

10th November: Órfhlaith Foyle's Blog in Galway
17th November: Vanessa Gebbie's Blog in Sussex, UK
24th November: Niamh Boyce's Blog in Kildare
1st December: Rachel Fenton's Blog in Auckland, NZ
8th December: Tania Hershman's Blog in Bristol, UK
15th December: Mel Ulm's Blog in the Philippines
22nd December: Parrish Lantern Blog in Kent, UK

THE JUNO CHARM LAUNCH

GALWAY

All are welcome to join Nuala for the Galway launch of her third full poetry collection The Juno Charm (Salmon) at the inaugural Literary Day in Ballinasloe.
Speaker: poet Mary Melvin Geoghegan
19th November 2011. 2pm, Gullane's Hotel, Main St, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway

ARLEN HOUSE LAUNCH

DUBLIN

The expanded, paperback edition of Nuala's second short story collection To the World of Men, Welcome will be launched in Dublin along with Órfhlaith Foyle's début collection Somewhere in Minnesota at 7:30pm, on Wednesday the 16th November at the Irish Writers' Centre.
Both authors will read.

PRUFROCKS READING

SPLASH ART FESTIVAL, DUBLIN

The Prufrocks – the women’s poetry group Nuala is a member of – will perform at the Splash Art Festival in Dublin next Sunday, the 13th November.
La Catedral Studios, 3pm
Splash is organised by Art Wave and features crafts and art work for sale.

New review of Nude

Nuala's short story collection Nude has been reviewed by the blog The Parrish Lantern.
...Nuala writes with a sexuality that explores all it’s nuances, she writes of individuals, people, you, me with all the bumps and bits we’d rather keep hidden, highlighted, but highlighted with a poets sensibility, leaving us with this beautiful sensual collection of stories.

'The Doora Spinster' appears in The Irish Times

Nuala's flash story 'The Doora Spinster' appears in The Irish Times in an article about flash fiction by Declan Burke.

The Juno Charm now available for pre-order

Nuala's forthcoming poetry collection The Juno Charm is now available for pre-order on Salmon's website here. Delivery will be on the publication date, 10th of November.

Review of Nude on The Reading Life

Nuala's short story collection Nude (Salt) has been reviewed by Mel Ulm on his blog The Reading Life.
Extract:
'I found the stories in Nude to be beautifully written lessons in the nature of the gaze, the meaning of nudity and the lingering power of colonialism, partially reinstated in an account of the relationships of men to women, and artists to the women who pose nude for them.'
More at the link below.

Shine On Anthology Launch

Nuala has a short story, 'My Name is William Clongallen', in the anthology Shine On: Irish Writers for Shine. Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights of all those affected by enduring mental illness. Miriam O'Callaghan wrote the foreword and the book features work from many well known writers, including Claire Keegan, Paul Durcan and Sinéad Morrissey.
Nuala's story is about a Brooklyn man who comes to Ireland to search for the mother he never knew.
Shine On: Irish Writers for Shine will be launched on October the 11th in the Westin Hotel. The book can be ordered in advance from Dedalus Press.

Review of To The World of Men, Welcome

Nuala's reissued short story collection To The World of Men, Welcome has been reviewed by Dan Powell on his web site dan powell fiction.
'...To The World of Men, Welcome corals a host of narrative styles and perspectives that never fail to convince, while, remarkably, each story builds on the one before to build a sense of cohesion in the midst of its variety. The thematic links that pervade the stories create a sense of wholeness that only really becomes clear on reading the final page. It is rare to come across a collection that impresses from first page to last as this one does.'

Dublin Review of Books Flash Fiction Prize

From the drb website:
'The Dublin Review of Books is pleased to announce the winners of its 2011 Flash Fiction Competition. First prize goes to Nuala Ní Chonchúir for her story “The Egg Pyramid”. Second is Percy Herbert with “Daisy” and third Eunice Yeates with “May”. The winner will receive €1,000 and the second and third €100 each. The winning entries will be published shortly with the autumn issue of the drb.'

Nuala's story, which features Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, will be published soon on the drb website.

More upcoming events

CULTURE NIGHT 2011
Nuala will be reading with other writers in The Winding Stair Book Shop in Dublin as part of Culture Night on the 23rd September. 7.30pm. All welcome.

SHINE ON ANTHOLOGY
Nuala has a short story, 'My Name is William Clongallen', in the anthology Shine On: Irish Writers for Shine. Shine is the national organisation dedicated to upholding the rights of all those affected by enduring mental illness.
Nuala's story is about a Brooklyn man who comes to Ireland to search for the mother he never knew. Shine On: Irish Writers for Shine will be launched in October and it can be ordered in advance here.

Upcoming readings and events

IRISH ITALIAN EVENT – IWC

Nuala is taking part in ‘In Conversation With...’ at the Irish Writers’ Centre on September 3rd, a cultural exchange initiative between Irish and Italian writers, on the part of the IWC and Italian Institute of Culture, Dublin.
See Irish Writers' Centre or Italian Institute of Culture for more.

PRUFROCKS POETRY READING AT PHIZZFEST

The Prufrocks – the women’s poetry group Nuala is a member of – will perform at Phizzfest in Phibsboro, Dublin, along with the Mater Dei Poetry Group.
Brian Boru Pub, 6.00pm, Saturday 10th September

PUBLIC INTERVIEW WITH VALERIE TRUEBLOOD

Nuala will conduct a public interview with American author Valerie Trueblood who is shortlisted for this year’s Frank O’Connor Short Story Award, on Friday the 16th September at 3pm, Metropole Hotel, Cork, as part of the Cork Short Story Festival.

READING AT ATHLONE LITERARY FESTIVAL

Nuala is reading at the Athlone Literary Festival with Gabriel Rosenstock in an event called ‘MidLANDSCAPES: Exploring the poet’s journey through the landscape’. Joining the poets will be an environmental psychologist who will discuss how landscape forms and shapes identity.
8th October, 2pm, Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone.

You on The book on One on RTE radio 1

Nuala's novel You will be The Book on One on RTE radio one this week. The program, which features reading from the novel, is broadcast each weekday night at 11:15pm.
For more go to rte.ie

Irish Writers' Centre Blog - Guest Blogging

For the month of June Nuala is guest blogging at the Irish Writers' Centre Blog. Her first contribution is about setting in fiction. Read it here. This Wednesday, the 8th of June, she interviews her writing colleague, Órfhlaith Foyle. Nuala will blog each Wednesday of the month.

SHORT STORY COURSE AT IRISH WRITERS' CENTRE

Nuala will teach a short fiction workshop at the Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin, on Sat 25th & Sun 26th June, 10.30am - 4.30pm.
For bookings go to writerscentre.ie

Festival Readings

Prufrocks festival readings
The Prufrocks are reading their poetry at the Flat Lake Festival on Sunday the 5th June at 9pm in the Gonzo Theatre Marquee. Joining Nuala, Mary Mullen and Barbara Smith for this gig are poets Órfhlaith Foyle and Geraldine Mills.

The Prufrocks will also be performing at Phizzfest in Dublin in September. Exact date and time TBC.

PEREGRINE READINGS

Nuala is taking part in the Irish Writers' Centre's series of Peregrine Readings. She will read with novelists Dermot Bolger and Kevin Power at the following venues.
7:30pm, Tues 17th May - Irish Writers’ Centre
8:00pm, Weds 18th May - Sligo Yeats Memorial Building
7:30pm, Thurs 19th May - Longford County Library

Kilkenny's Writers' Weekend

Fiction class at Kilkenny's Writers' Weekend
Naula will teach a fiction class as part of Kilkenny's Writers' Weekend on the afternoon of Sunday 15th. She will also give a talk entitled 'The Writer and Self Promotion' at 11am on the same day.
Both take place at Butler House, 16 Patrick Street, Kilkenny. Admission for each event is €10.
See Kilkenny's Writers' Weekend for more details

LA TIMES BOOK FESTIVAL READING

Nuala will be reading from her novel YOU at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, with fellow novelist Kevin Power, on Sunday May 1st, as part of Imagine Ireland.
For more information go to LA Times and Imagine Ireland.

Nuala interviewed and You reviewed in the Connacht Tribune

Nuala has been interviewed for the Connacht Tribune newspaper. A review of her novel You has also been published in the same edition.

Read part of the interview here.

Review of You on writing.ie

Nuala's novel You has been reviewed on the new website writing.ie
...lyrical, beautiful prose. Her obviously genuine affection for her compelling central character is truly infectious. A wonderful read

You can read the review here.

Review of You on Look o the Irish blog

Nuala's novel received a very positive review on the blog Look o the Irish.
...captivating and memorable, lyrical and poetic (like every Dubliner I've ever met!), and heartwarming and heartbreaking...

You can read it all here.

Reviews of You in the Sunday Independent and on Books Ireland.

Nuala's novel You has received two reviews in a national newspaper and a literary magazine.

Hilary A White wrote a very positive review in the Sunday Independent. '...the hand of the author combining with the reader's own sense of childhood nostalgia to create literary alchemy.'
You can read the review here.

In the currrent edition of Books Ireland Kevin Kiely has also reviewed You
You can subscribe to Books Ireland here.

Upcoming readings

Nuala will read at the Ó Bhéal poetry night, Monday 21st February, 9.00pm, The Long Valley, Winthrop Street, Cork.
Click here for more.

Nuala will take part in a panel discussion entitled Debut Novelists at the Dublin Book Festival on Sunday 6th March. Time 4:00pm.
Also on the panel will be Paul Soye, Liam Carson and Yvonne Cassidy. Sinéad Shiels Mac Aodh will chair. www.dublinbookfestival.com

Praise for You:
'It is rare in contemporary Irish fiction to come across something that seems so entirely new and fresh.' The Irish Independent
‘a heart-warmer’ The Irish Times
‘a gem’ The Irish Examiner

Interview on Italish Community

Irish-Italian blog Italish

Nuala has been interviewed about her books You and Nude by Massimiliano Roveri on the Irish-Italian blog of publisher Querci & Robertson, Italish.

You can read it here.

Reviews of You in The Stinging Fly and on decomP.

Reviews of You in The Stinging Fly and decomP.

Nuala's novel You has received two positive reviews in literary magazines.

Mia Gallagher (author of Hellfire) wrote a generous, thoughtful review in The Stinging Fly. '...Ní Chonchúir's characters jump off the page: arthritic Cora and fat-and-ugly coalman Noel, la-di-dah Auntie Bridget, lumpy, sad Liam. Her language is precise and earthy...she eschews showy descriptions for lived visceral experience...'
You can buy the current issue of The Stinging Fly magazine here.

Jessica Maybury's glowing review in decomP describes You as '...a refreshingly modern and urban splintering...of the traditional Irish novel.'
You can read the decomP review here.

Review of You in the Sunday Business Post Newspaper

Review of You in the Sunday Business Post Newspaper

Nuala novel You has been reviewed in the Sunday Business Post's Agenda magazine.
You can read the review here.

Virtual Tour Stop #3

Reading in in Draíocht

When Only words Can Describe: Melancholy / The Promise of More


a Nuala will be reading with Kevin Barry and Adrian Crowley at the Unitarian Church on St. Stephen's green on Sunday 26th of September as 3pm. Music will be provided by Tommy Peoples.
This event is run by Young Hearts Run Free in support of the Simon Community.
Admission ia €10.

Review of You in theSunday Tribunenewspaper.

Review of You in the Sunday Tribune.

Tom Widger has reviewed Nuala's novel You in the newspaper's magazine.

You can read it here.

WRITING WORKSHOP

Short Fiction Workshop

Nuala will teach a short fiction workshop at the Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin on Sat 11th & Sun 12th Sep, 10.30am - 4.30pm.
Places available. Go to www.writerscentre.ie for more and booking

Reviews of You in the Irish Times andIndependent newspapers.

Both the Irish Times and the Independent have positively reviewed Nuala's novel You in their Saturday editions.

You can read the Irish Times review here.
The Irish Independent review is not available on their website but you read it here.

Shelf Life in Verbal Magazine

Shelf Life in Verbal Magazine

Nuala is featured in Shelf Life in the current issue of Verbal.
You can read it on page 2 of Verbal 32.

Upcoming Readings

Nuala will be reading with Gerard Stembridge at "On the Nail" at The Locke Bar, Limerick, on Thursday 2nd of September at 8pm

Nuala will be reading with Órfhlaith Foyle in Clifden Library, Galway at 4:30pm on Tuesday 21st September as part of Clifden Arts week.

Nuala will be reading as part of the Sunday Miscellany Live Event at The Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire on Friday 10th September at 8pm.

Nuala will be reading from her novel You at Draíocht, Blanchardstown, Dublin on Saturday 16th of October at 7:30pm.

Review of You at PANK

Review of You at PANK

Ethel Rohan has reviewed You at PANK on 26th August, 2010.
You can read it here.

BBC Ulster interview

Interview on BBC Radio Ulster

Nuala was interviewed on the Arts Extra on BBC Ulster. You can listen back to the interview here until 1st of September.

REVIEW OF YOU ON MELUSINE

Review of You by Rachel J. Fenton on Melusine Blog

Rachel Fenton has reviewed Nuala's novel You on feminist literary site Melusine.
You can read it read it at melusineblog.blogspot.com.

INTERVIEW ON ARENA, RTE RADIO 1

Interview on Arena

Nuala was interviewed by Seán Rocks on Arena, RTE radio 1 on Wednesday 18th of August 2010.
You can hear it at rte.ie.

YOU VIRTUAL TOUR

YOU Virtual Tour

Nuala is currently on a Virtual tour promoting her novel You.

Her first stop was on Barbara Smith's Blog on 07/07/2010.
Next stop was with Elizabeth Baines on 14/07/2010.
Third stop was at Sarah Hilary's blog Crawl Space on 20/07/2010.
The fouther stop was at Adam Marek's website on 28/07/2010.
The last stop is at Eimear Ryan's blog on 04/08/2010.

West Cork Literary Festival

Lunchtime reading at West Cork Literary Festival

Nuala is giving a lunchtime reading with Alex Barclay as part of the West Cork Literary Festival.
1pm, Tuesday 6th July, Bantry Library

Admission is free.

Nuala is also teaching a week-long short fiction workshop at the festival - places still available!

Go to West Cork Literary Festival for more details.

REVIEW OF THE WATCHFUL HEART

The Watchful Heart is reviewed on Eyewear blog

Ian Brinton has reviewed the anthology, edited by Joan McBreen, and focused on two contributors: Paul Perry and Nuala Ní Chonchúir.

Nuala's '...three poems possess a warm immediacy, a complete involvement with words making a luscious attempt to bridge that gap between abstract communication and felt experience...'
read more at Eyewear.

THE ANTI-ROOM

The Anti-Room is back.

The Anti-Room blog has been reorganise and relaunched with more, named, contributors.
Nuala will be one of the new contributors. Others contributing include Sinéad Gleeson, Fiona McCann, June Caldwell, Anna Carey and Arlene Hunt.

Check it out here for all your pop culture/literary/feminist/ranting needs.

International Short Story Conference 2010

International Short Story Conference 2010

Nuala is currently in Toronto, Canada where she is reading on Saturday 19th at the International short story conference. This is her third time to participate in the conference.

See York University, Toronto for all the details.

West Cork Literary Festival

West Cork Literary Festival

Nuala will teach a week-long workshop as part of the festival.
This workshop is suitable for the first-time writer as well as those who have been writing for a while.
The class provides a structured guide to writing short fiction; topics covered will include character, style, dialogue, 'show don’t tell', setting and language use. Participants will receive a daily handout and will workshop stories submitted in advance (up to 3000 words). There will be plenty of time for discussion about such topics as writing competitions and publishing opportunities.

For more information and to join the workshop go to West Cork Literary Festival

Review of YOU in Irish Examiner

Review of You in Irish Examiner
You has been reviewed in the Irish Examiner by Sue Leonard.
'The novel flows beautifully and is understated in tone...This gem is sure to win her further acclaim. Nuala Ní Chonchúir is a writer to watch.'

You can read it online at: www.irishexaminer.com

Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2010 - Shortlist

Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2010 - Shortlist

Nuala has been shortlisted for the fourth Edge Hill Short Story Prize for her short story collection Nude.
The other shortlisted writers are Jeremy Dyson for The Cranes that Build Cranes, Jane Feaver for Love Me Tender, A.L. Kennedy for What Becomes and Robert Shearman for Love Songs for the Shy and Cynical.

The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony on 8th July at Blackwell's Charing Cross bookstore in London.

See Edge Hill for more.

Novel Spaces

Guest author on Novel Spaces

Nuala is guest author on blog Novel Spaces. She talk about the use of the second person voice in her debut novel You.

go to Novel Spaces.

Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2010

Nude on Edge Hill University's Short Story Prize 2010 longlist

Nuala short story collection Nude (Salt, 2009) is on the longlist for the Edge Hill Prize.
The Edge Hill Short Story Prize, now in its third year, is the UK's only literary award that recognises a published collection of short stories, and this year they have announced a longlist of 18 titles, which will be whittled down to a shortlist. The shortlist of 5 will be announced on the 8th of May.
For more see Edge Hill University and Women Rule Writer

INTERWIEW ON LIFFEY SOUND RADIO

Interview on Liffey Sound Radio

Nuala was interviewed on Sunday the 18th April at 4pm, on Liffey Sound FM 96.4, on a programme called Sunday Scrapbook by Niamh Bagnell.
You can listen to the interview at sundayscrapbook.blogspot.com/.

COURSES

Writing Workshops

Nuala will be Giving two workshops in the coming months.

In the Irish Writers' Centre Nuala will give a two-day structured guide to short fiction writing. The course is designed for intermediate and advanced writers. The cost of the workshop is €140.00

Nuala is also teaching a week-long short fiction course at the West Cork Literary Festival from the 5th to the 9th of July.

LAUNCH OF YOU

You Launch and readings
Nuala's début novel You will be launched on Saturday 24th April, 5pm, Dáil Bar, Cross Street, Galway as part of the Cúirt International Festival of Literature. All welcome!

Nuala will read from You in The Winding Stair Book Shop on Thursday 29th April at 8pm.

RED CAR VIRTUAL TOUR

Red Car Virtual Tour


Nuala is currently on her Red Car virtual tour to celebrate the publication of her poetry pamphlet Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car.


Her first stop was at Snow Like Thought on 24th December 2009.
Second stop was at More about the song - rambling with Rachel Fox on 22nd of January 2010.
The third stop was at TOTALFECKINEEJIT on 29th of January 2010.
The fourth stop was at Liz Gallaher's Musings blog on 8th of February 2010.
The fifth Stop was at Vanessa Gebbie's news on 6th of March 2010.


Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car is published by Templar Poetry.

NUDE IN REVIEW, ESSAY AND INTERVIEW

Nude in review, essay and interview

Lane Ashfeldt writer and editor at Pulp has posted a mini review of Nude on her site Lane 7.

Nude: A personal essay is a moving and personal piece by San Francisco based writer Ethel Rohan on her web site. on her site Straight from the Heart in my Hip.

Writer Eimear Ryan interviews Nuala for St Valentine's Day about Nude on her blog.

THE NUDE NOT NAKED TOUR

The Nude Not Naked Tour

Nuala has completed her Nude Not Naked virtual book tour. Over the past ten week she has been inteviewed on ten blogs around the world.
Read them here:
1st September 2009 on Snow Like Thought
8th September 2009 on TaniaWrites
15th September 2009 on Uiscebots Blog
22nd September 2009 on A Salted
29th September 2009 on Barbara’s bleeuugh!
6th October 2009 on PetinaGappah
13th October 2009 on She Is Too Fond Of Books
20th October 2009 on Irish Nomad in Norway
27th October 2009 on Vanessa Gebbie’s news
3rd November 2009 on Merc’s World - writing and ruminations


LAUNCH OF NUDE

Dublin and Galway launches of Nude.

Nuala's short story collection Nude will be launched in Dublin and Galway during November.
In Galway at Tosnú Art Gallery, Ballinasloe on Saturday 7th at 7:30pm.
In Dublin at No Grants Gallery, Temple Bar on Wednesday 25th at 6pm.

WRITING FOR ALL

Writing for All

Nuala has written an essay for Writing 4 All on short story writing.
Check it out at www.writing4all.ie.

REVIEWS OF NUDE

Reviews of Nude

Nude has received several positive reviews over the last week:
The Irish Times Weekend Review 10/10/2009
The Sunday Business Post Agenda magazine 04/10/2009
The Short Review October edition.
Verbal 28

INTERVIEW ON ARENA on RTE

Interview on Arena

Nuala was interviewed by Sean Rocks on RTE radio one's Arena show on 16th September.

Listen to it here.

Nude LAUNCH AT FRANK O CONNOR FESTIVAL

Launch of Nuala's short fiction collection Nude

Nuala will launch her new short fiction collection Nude at Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival at 4:00pm, Fri. 18th Sep. at the City Library, Grand Parade, Cork city.

Nuala will also be interviewed on Arena on RTE radio 1 at 7:30-8:30pm.

See Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival and www.rte.ie for more.

CULTURE NIGHT 2009

Culture Night 2009

Nuala will read from Nude at Charlie Byrne's book shop in Galway on the 25th of September, Culture Night. 6.30pm - 8.30pm.
Culture Night is a hugely important event on the cultural calendar providing people with the opportunity to discover and enjoy the rich cultural offering of the country’s cultural venues at night. In celebration of National Culture Night, Charlie Byrne's will host many local authors reading their recently published works and celebrating the richness and variety of Galway's local culture and art.
See more at www.charliebyrne.com and www.culturenight.ie.

nude is published Today

nude is published Today by Salt

Nuala's third collection, nude is published today (1st September 2009) by Salt Publishing.

Nuala's cyclone virtual tour, The Nude Not Naked Tour, also starts today.

nude be officially launched at the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival in Cork on Friday 18th September at the City Library.

Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car is av

Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car is available to pre-order

Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car, Nuala's poetry pamphlet, is available to pre-order now from Templar Poetry.
Click here for Nuala's page at the newly redesigned Templar Poetry website.

INTERVIEW ON NIK'S BLOG

Nuala in interview on writer Nik Perring's Blog

Read it at Nik's Blog.

ALL IRELAND POETRY DAY READING

All Ireland Poetry Day Reading

Nuala will read at the Aidan Heavey Public Library, Athlone on Thursday, 1st October at 7pm for All Ireland Poetry Day.

Go to Athlone Library for more details

TEMPLAR POETRY AND iYEATS

Templar Poetry Pamphlet & iYeats

Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car

Nuala is one of four winners in the Templar Poetry Pamphlet competition for 2009. Her pamphlet Portrait of the Artist with a Red Car will be published in October and launched at the Derwent Poetry Festival in Derbyshire. Her fellow winners are:

Paul Maddern with Kelpdings
David Morley with The Rose of the Moon
Dawn Wood with Connoisseur

See Templar Poetry for more details.




Nuala's poem 'Aubade for Extraordinary Life' was selected for a Commendation by the judges of the iYeats Poetry Competition.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Upcoming Readings

Nuala will be reading at the following festivals and events in the next few months:

Boyle Arts Festival
4pm, Sat. 25th July - Presbyterian Church, Boyle, Co. Roscommon
See Boyle Arts Festival

Yeats Summer School - launch of The Watchful Heart - a Salmon poetry anthology
6pm, Thurs. 30th July - Glasshouse Hotel - Sligo
See Yeats Summer School

Flat Lake Literary and Arts Festival
Hilton Park, Clones, Co. Monaghan
August 14th - 16th, reading time and date tbc
See Flat Lake Literary and Arts Festival

Electric Picnic
Stradbally, Co. Laois
1-2 p.m., Saturday September 5, The Word, Mindfield
See Electric Picnic

Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival - launch of Nuala's short fiction collection Nude
4:00pm, Fri. 18th Sep. - The City Library - Cork city
See Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival

Clifden Arts Week - reading with poets Joan McBreen and Kerry Hardie
6pm, Sat. 19th - venue tbc - Clifden, Co. Galway
See Clifden Arts Week

EUROPEAN PRIZE FOR LITERATURE

European Prize for Literature

Nuala has been shortlisted in the Irish round-up for the European Prize for Literature along with fellow Irish authors Karen Gillece, Alison Jameson, Philip Ó Ceallaigh, Pádraig Ó Gallachóir and Stephen Price.

See The Irish Times for more.

REVIEW OF TO THE WORLD OF MEN, WELCOME

Review of To The World of Men, Welcome

Nuala's second short fiction collection To The World of Men, Welcome is reviewed at Dawn Rennert's blog, She Is Too Fond of Books.
To The World of Men, Welcome will be re-issued in paperback very soon with three additional stories.
See Dawn's review here and read the comments for some interesting debate about the book's sensual Pauline Bewick cover art.
Go to www.sheistoofondofbooks.com to read it.

Interview in Connacht Tribune

Interview In Connacht Tribune

See the Interviews and Reviews page for this weeks In Profile interview with Nuala.

READING AT ROPES LAUNCH

Reading at Ropes Unravelled Launch

Nuala will read from her featured story 'Cowboy and Nelly' at the launch of Ropes Unravelled at the Cúirt festival.

Ropes is the annual literary journal from the MA in Literature and Publishing at NUI Galway.

Ropes will be launched on Thursday the 23rd April at 5pm at the Town Hall Theatre, Galway.

See the Cúirt programme for more details of the festival.

SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP AT CÚIRT FESTIVAL

SHORT FICTION WORKSHOP AT CÚIRT FESTIVAL

As Cúirt Writer in Residence, Nuala will lead participants in an intensive workshop focusing on short fiction, on Wednesday the 22nd of April from 10.30am to 12.30pm, at Galway Arts Centre, 47 Dominick Street, Galway city.

Those wanting to apply to take part should send a sample of work (maximum 750 words) together with contact details to: siobhan @ galwayartscentre.ie by Thursday 9th April.

RAW LIGHT BLOG FEATURE

Raw Light Blog feature

The title poem from Nuala's last collection Tattoo-Tatú is featured on Jane Holland's Raw Light blog for her Short Season of Other Poets.

Jane Holland is a poet, novelist and editor of the online arts magazine, Horizon Review. She is also a newly appointed commissioning editor at Salt.

SWANSEA REVIEW

Swansea Review

Nuala has two poems published in The Swansea Review, Issue 2, which is now online.
See The Swansea Review.

SEACHTAIN NA GAEILGE READING

Seachtain na Gaeilge Reading

Nuala will give a bilingual poetry reading for Seachtain na Gaeilge:
7pm, Thursday the 12th March - Library, Ballaghadereen, Co Roscommon
7in, Déardaoin, 12 Márta - An Leabharlann, Bealach an Doirín, Co Ros Comáin

FRESH NEWS FOR 2009

FRESH NEWS FOR 2009

POETRY READING
Nuala will do a poetry reading at Nighthawks in The Cobalt Café, Nth Gt George's St, Dublin, on Saturday the 28th March at 8pm.

WRITER-IN-RESIDENCE
Nuala will be the Writer-in-Residence at this year's Cúirt International Fesitval of Literature, April 21st to 26th, Galway. She will give a short fiction workshop at Galway Arts Centre as part of the residency. More details soon.
Galway Arts Centre

SALMON ANTHOLOGY
Nuala has poems and an essay in Salmon's forthcoming anthology The Watchful Heart - A New Generation of Irish Poets, edited by Joan McBreen.

The anthology will have its first launch at Kenny's Liosbán Shop in Galway. May 1st at 6pm.
The second launch will be at Dublin's Unitarian Church on Thursday the 21st of May.
There will be a Listowel Writers' Week launch on Saturday the 30th of May at 4:30pm.
Another launch will take place at the Yeats Summer School in Sligo on Thursday to 30th of July at 6pm.

Salmon Poetry

BILINGUAL POETRY READING
Nuala is also reading at Boyle Arts Festival on Saturday the 25th of July at 4pm.
Boyle Arts Festival

NUDE LAUNCH
Nude, Nuala's third short fiction collection, will be launched at the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival on Friday the 18th September at 6.30pm, venue TBC, but most likely at Triskel Arts Centre.
Munster Literature Centre

PERSON TO WATCH 2009

Person To Watch

See Nuala in The Irish Times Week-end Review's People to Watch in 2009, today Saturday the 3rd January 2009, here: The Irish Times

FACE TO WATCH 2009

Face To Watch 2009

Nuala will feature in the Irish Times Week-end Review as a Person to Watch in 2009, on Saturday the 3rd January 2009.

LATEST NEWS

Latest News

The Wind Across the Grass, the title story from Nuala's debut short story collection will broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Sunday the 23rd November at 7.45pm. This is a repeat broadcast of the story that won the 2002 Francis MacManus Award. You can listen to the reading by actor Bill Golding, on the internet at www.rte.ie.

Nuala will read at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris next week.
READING: La Médiathèque, Centre Culturel Irlandais, 25th November, at 7.30pm.
See Centre Culturel Irlandais for more.

GALLERY UPDATE

Gallery Update

The Gallery page has been updated with images for the summer.

EVERY DAY FICTION

Every Day Fiction

Nuala's story 'Roy Lichtenstein's Nudes In A Mirror: We Are Not Fake!' is at Every Day Fiction, a magazine that specializes in publishing fiction in bite-size doses. Readers are able leave comments on the story on the site.

Check it out at EveryDayFiction.com.

The CHIMAERA

The Chimaera

Nuala has two poems in issue 4 of The Chimaera online literary magazine.

Go to www.the-chimaera.com to read more.

STORY IN HORIZON REVIEW

Story in Horizon Review

Nuala's story Jackson and Jerusalem features in the launch issue of Salt Publishing's Horizon Review, edited by Jane Holland.

See the magazine here and follow the links to Nuala's story: Horizon Review

UPCOMING READING

Reading and Workshop in Paris

Nuala will read at the Irish Cultural Centre in Paris. She will also give a workshop during her stay.
READING: La Médiathèque, Centre Culturel Irlandaise, 25th November, at 7.30pm
WORKSHOP: time and venue TBC

Check out Centre Culturel Irlandaise for more.

UPCOMING EVENTS

What does an editor want? - Reading and Discussion
at the FRANK O'CONNOR SHORT STORY FESTIVAL

Thursday 18th September
Nuala along with Jon Boilard and Vincent McDonnell will read a story, then discuss the experience of assessing manuscript submissions, talk about what they were looking for and how the editorial experience has shaped how they now view their own work.

Venue: Triskel Arts Centre, Tobin Street. Time: 2.30pm. Admission: Free

Flash Fiction Workshop
at the FRANK O'CONNOR SHORT STORY FESTIVAL

Friday 19th September
Nuala presents a how-to session on Flash Fiction

Venue: Munster Literature Centre, Douglas Street. Time: 10am - 12pm.
Fee: €40. Participation limited to eight individuals. Phone 021-4312955 to book.

Tokyo International Poetry Festival

Nuala will read at the Tokyo Poetry Festival at 10am on Saturday the 1st of November. Venue: Liberty Hall, Meiji University
For more information click on TokyoPoetry.Net

Karlsruhe Book Festival

Ireland is the guest country at this year's Karlsruher Bucherschau in Karlsruhe, Germany, and Nuala will be reading on the 1st December at 8pm at the Meidinger Saal at the book festival, with fellow poets Ann Leahy and Matthew Sweeney. Other Irish writers reading at this three week event include Mike McCormack, Máighréad Medbh and Celia de Fréine.
Go to www.buecherschau.de for more.

PULP.NET "MY LITERARY TOP TEN"

PULP.NET

Nuala is interviewed as part of Pulp.Net's Literary Top 10 series.

Go to www.pulp.net to read it.

SEÁN Ó FAOLÁIN SHORT STORY PRIZE

Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize

This year, Nuala is the judge for the Seán O Faoláin Short Story Prize, for a story of up to 3000 words. Closing date 31st July. First prize €1,500.

For entry details see Munster Literature Centre

UPCOMING READINGS

UPCOMING READINGS

Nuala will do an outdoor reading, with Kevin Barry, on Wednesday the 2nd of July 2008
at the Chapelizod Festival 7.00pm, Park Lane Gate, Phoenix Park, Chapelizod village, Dublin 20.
See Chapelizod Festival for details

Nuala will also read (under canvas, probably!) at this year's Flat Lake Literary and Arts Festival at
Hilton Park in Monaghan, 23rd - 24th August. Time TBC.
Go to Flat Lake Literary and Arts Festival for more

10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SHORT STORY I

10th INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE SHORT STORY IN ENGLISH

Nuala will read with San Diego/Tijuana based writer Cristina Rivera-Garza at the 10th International Short Story Conference in University College Cork on Thursday 19th June.

Venue: O'Rahilly Building, UCC, Room 3.03. 5.15pm.


As part of the conference, Nuala will also take part in an Editor's Roundtable on Friday the 20th June.

Venue: O'Rahilly Building, UCC, Room 1.32. 9.30am.

SOUTHWORD 14 LAUNCH

SOUTHWORD 14 LAUNCH

Also in Cork on Thursday June 19th at 6.30pm in the City Library, Grand Parade, will be the launch of Southword 14, of which Nuala was the fiction editor.

Everybody welcome. Wine and soft drinks provided by the library. Please come and bring your friends!

WORKSHOP AND READING AT INISCEALTRA FESTIVAL

Workshop and Reading at Iniscealtra Festival

Poetry Ireland
Sponsored by Poetry Ireland

Nuala will give a fiction and poetry workshop, as well as a reading, at the Iniscealtra Festival on the June Bank Holiday week-end.

Nuala will offer a two day creative writing workshop to writers of both fiction and poetry. There is an opportunity to submit work in advance to Nuala for guidance over the weekend.
Bookings limited to 10, so book early: 087 6968577; E: jgrady@iol.ie Cost €100

Reading at The Snug at 4.30pm Saturday 31st May.

See iniscealtra-artsfestival.org for More...

REVIEW OF TATTOO:TATÚ

REVIEW OF TATTOO : TATÚ

Marc Shuster has written a review of Tattoo : Tatú for Small Press Reviews.
Go to Small Press Reviews to read more.

TREVOR BOWEN SUMMER SCHOOL

TREVOR BOWEN SUMMER SCHOOL

Nuala will teach a 2 day short fiction workshop at The Trevor Bowen Summer School in Mitchelstown, County Cork on Sat 24th and Sun 25th of May. Fee: €60. See their site for further info:

www.mitchelstownliterarysummerschool.com

NUALA'S POEM ON THE DART

NUALA'S POEM ON THE DART


Tatú

The Irish language version of the title poem from Nuala's new collection Tattoo-Tatú appears on the DART train as part of Poet's Corner. For anyone who doesn't get to see it in situ, this is what it looks like. All thanks to Nuala's agent Jonathan who arranged this.

LOOK AND LISTEN

LOOK AND LISTEN!

Look out for Nuala's Irish poem Tatú on the DART train in Dublin over the coming weeks, courtesy of her agent Jonathan Williams, and to coincide with the PN08 Festival.

Listen out for Nuala on The Arts Show on Thursday April the 3rd, between 8 and 9 pm, on RTÉ Radio 1. She appears with the three other shortlistees for the Strong Award: Nell Regan, Billy Ramsell and Dave Lordan.

THE STRONG AWARD SHORTLIST

STRONG AWARD SHORTLISTING

Tattoo ~ Tatú has been shortlisted for The Strong Award for Best First Poetry Collection. The award recognises first collections published in English or Irish, in Ireland, in 2007. It is presented in memory of the lives and work of Rupert and Eithne Strong.
Along with Nuala's book on the shortlist are Dave Lordan's The Boy in the Ring, Billy Ramsell's Complicated Pleasures, and fellow Arlen House author Nell Regan's Preparing for Spring.
Cork poet Louis de Paor is this year's judge and the award will be presented at the Strong Reading at 12pm, Sunday 6th of April, Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire, as part of The Poetry Now Festival.
Admission €7/5

See the Poetry Now Festival website.

THE SHORT REVIEW

THE SHORT REVIEW : ISSUE 5

The lastest issue of The Short Review is now online.
It features a review of Nuala's short fiction collection
The Wind Across the Grass, as well as an interview with her.

Go to The Short Review for more details.

DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL

DUBLIN BOOK FESTIVAL

Author Reading With Patrick Chapman, Nuala Ní Chonchúir, Billy Ramsell and Enda Coyle-Greene.

City Hall, Dame Street, Dublin 2.
1:00pm, Sunday 9th March
Admission Free

See www.dublinbookfestival.com for more details.

SOUTHWORD SUBMISSIONS

CALL FOR FICTION SUBMISSIONS FOR SOUTHWORD

Nuala is fiction editor of the Cork-based literary journal Southword this year and submissions are now open, until the end of March.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Send no more than two short stories, up to 3,000 words each, to Southword, The Munster Literature Centre, Tigh Litríochta, Frank O'Connor House, 84 Douglas Street, Cork, Ireland.
  • All manuscripts must be typed and double-spaced, on A4 paper.
  • Sign each page and enclose an SAE.

Nuala looks forward to reading your best work.

ENNIS BOOK CLUB FESTIVAL

ENNIS BOOK CLUB FESTIVAL

Poetry Ireland, in association with the festival, presents a poetry reading with with Richard Tillinghast, Theo Dorgan and Nuala Ní Chonchúir.

The Clare Museum, Ennis
4.15pm, Saturday the 1st of March
Admission €10/8

SPRING 08 STINGING FLY

The Stinging Fly


The Spring 2008 issue of The Stinging Fly is out now and Nuala's story 'Madonna Irlanda' appears in it.

Also in this issue: an interview with Anne Enright; several poems from Jim Maguire; Belinda McKeon on her first year at the helm of the Poetry Now Festival; fiction from Gavin Corbett, Michael J. Farrell, Colm Liddy and Andrea McCartney; poetry from Anna Crowe, Alan Gillis, Kerry Hardie, Donna Mae Linton, Thomas McCarthy, Geraldine Mitchell and Mary O'Donnell among many others.

Go to The Stinging Fly for details.

THE SHORT REVIEW

THE SHORT REVIEW

Nuala's review - first published in The Stinging Fly - of Sarah Salway's début fiction collection Leading the Dance, is in the current issue of The Short Review

Her comments in the review about the cover are now redundant as the publishers, Bluechrome, have wisely given Salway's book a great new look.

This issue of the review also has some interesting interviews with writers, including Nona Caspers and Rebecca Barry, about their collections.

UPCOMING READINGS

UPCOMING READINGS


Nuala will read at the following events in early 2008:

Ennis International Book Club Festival
at The Old Ground Hotel, Ennis.
Nuala reads with Theo Dorgan and
Richard Tillinghast
Sat, 1st March 4.15pm
Dublin Book Festival, Dublin City Hall, Dame Street.
Nuala reads with Patrick Chapman, Billy Ramsell and Enda Coyle-Greene
Sunday, 9th March 1pm
Trinity College, Carmarthen, Wales Thurs, 13th March tbc
Dylan Thomas Centre, Swansea
Nuala reads with Menna Elfyn
Fri, 14th March 7.30pm
Siarscéal Festival,
Clonalis House, Castlerea,
Co. Roscommon
Fri, 4th April 7.00pm
10th International Conference
on the Short Story in English
, Cork.
19th to the 22nd June tbc

The Short Review

THE SHORT REVIEW

See Nuala's review of the Brandon Books anthology The Third Shore on Tania Hershman's brilliant new site, The Short Review:

www.theshortreview.com

AUTHORTREK INTERVIEW

AUTHORTREK INTERVIEW


Nuala was interviewed by Authortrek this month. See what she had to say at: www.authortrek.com

TATTOO SIGNING

TATTOO : TATÚ SIGNING


Nuala will be signing copies of her new poetry collection Tattoo:Tatú at the Clé stand at The National Crafts Fair in the RDS on Saturday the 8th of December at 1pm.

See The National Crafts And Design Fair Web Site for more information about the Fair.

CLÉ AUTHOR & EDITOR TOUR

CLÉ AUTHOR & EDITOR TOUR


Nuala is taking part in the Clé - Irish Book Publishers Association - Reading Tour:
On Friday 30th November 8pm, Bundoran Library, Co. Donegal, she appears with Geraldine Mills and Arlen House publisher and editor Alan Hayes.

For more information see www.publishingireland.com

Tattoo : Tatú GALWAY LAUNCH

Tattoo : Tatú GALWAY LAUNCH


The Galway launch for Tattoo : Tatú, Nuala's bilingual poetry collection, takes place on Thursday 22nd November 2007 at 7.30 pm in Galway City Library, Augustine Street, Galway. All welcome!

Galway County Librarian, Pat McMahon will launch four Arlen House titles that night. The other books being launched are The Weight of Feathers by Geraldine Mills; Swimming with Pelicans : Ag Eitilt fara Condair by Deirdre Brennan; and Preparing for Spring by Nell Regan.

GALWAY LAUNCH OF CORK LITERARY REVIEW

GALWAY LAUNCH OF CORK LITERARY REVIEW


Nuala will read at the Galway launch of the Cork Literary Review on Thursday the 15th November, 7pm, in the City Library, Augustine Street, Galway.
Other readers include Fred Johnston, Eugene O'Connell, John Sexton and Geraldine Mills.

Southword Editor

SOUTHWORD


Nuala is delighted to be appointed as fiction editor for Southword for 2008. Southword is the literary journal of the Munster Literature Centre in Cork. As part of her editorship, she will be the judge for the 2008 Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story Prize.
See www.munsterlit.ie for submission guidelines for Southword and for details of how to enter the Seán Ó Faoláin Short Story competition.

UPCOMING READINGS

UPCOMING READINGS


Nuala's tour, to promote her new poetry collection Tattoo:Tatú, as part of the Arts Council's Touring Experiment, continues. Dates below:
Saggart Heritage Centre, Dublin Sat 3rd Nov 8pm
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork Fri 9th Nov 8pm

FRANK O’CONNOR AWARD WINNER 2007

FRANK O’CONNOR AWARD WINNER 2007


Nuala Ní Chonchúir, along with fellow jury members Segun Afolabi, Rick Moody and chairperson Patrick Cotter, have chosen the collection of short stories No One Belongs Here More Than You, by American writer and film-maker Miranda July, as the winner of the 2007 Frank O'Connor Award. The prize of 35,000 Euro was presented to Miranda on Sunday the 23rd of September at a ceremony in Cork 's City Hall.
See the site for the winning book at www.noonebelongsheremorethanyou.com

Big congratulations to Miranda and to all of the shortlisted writers (see their names below), each of whom has written an exceptional collection of stories.
The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue Manuel Muñoz
Opportunity Charlotte Grimshaw
Missing Kissinger Etgar Keret
Valentines Olaf Olafsson
The Separate Heart Simon Robson

Touring Experiment - Bilingual Poetry Readings

TOURING EXPERIMENT - BILINGUAL POETRY READINGS


Nuala is the only individual author to be awarded funding under the Arts Council's Touring Experiment to promote her new poetry collection Tattoo:Tatú, published by Arlen House.

Dates are as follows:

Tosnú Art Gallery, Ballinasloe Sat 15th Sep 7pm
Na Línte Bookshop, Athlone Fri 28th Sep 7pm
The White House, Limerick Weds 3rd Oct 9pm
Boyle Library, Roscommon Thurs 18th Oct 6.30pm
Saggart Heritage Centre (Reading & Workshop) Sat 3rd Nov TBC
Triskel Arts Centre, Cork Fri 9th Nov 8pm

POETRY INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

POETRY INTERNATIONAL FEATURE

Gerry Murphy and Nuala Ní Chonchúir are the featured Irish poets this quarter (September 2007) on the Poetry International website.
Poetry International Web is a worldwide forum for poetry on the internet. It brings news, essays, interviews and discussion, as well as hundreds of poems by acclaimed modern poets from all around the world, both in the original language and in English translation.

Go to ireland.poetryinternationalweb.org

'DEPARTURE' - STAGED READING, NEW YORK

'DEPARTURE' - STAGED READING, NEW YORK

A staged reading of the play 'Departure', which Nuala co-wrote with Grace Wessbecher, Laura Shamas and Dorothy K. Fletcher, takes place at the Irish Arts Center, 553 W. 51st Street, New York on Sunday the 6th of August 2007 at 7pm. The play is directed by Brad Malow.

See www.myspace.com/bradmalow

FRANK O’CONNOR SHORTLIST 2007

FRANK O’CONNOR SHORTLIST 2007


Segun Afolabi, Nuala Ní Chonchúir and Rick Moody have shortlisted the following books, from a longlist of thirty-four, for the third Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award:
The Faith Healer of Olive Avenue Manuel Muñoz
Opportunity Charlotte Grimshaw
Missing Kissinger Etgar Keret
Valentines Olaf Olafsson
The Separate Heart Simon Robson
No One Belongs Here More Than You Miranda July


The overall winner will be announced in September 2007 at the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Festival in Cork, Ireland. The prize is €35,000. Previous winners of this award are Yiyun Li (2005) and Haruki Murakami (2006)

LAUNCH OF TATTOO:TATÚ

LAUNCH OF TATTOO : TATÚ

Tattoo : Tatú Cover


The launch of Nuala's first stand-alone, bilingual poetry collection Tattoo : Tatú will take place at 6.30pm on Monday the 17th of September in The Dublin Unitarian Church, 112 St. Stephen's Green West, Dublin 2. Several Arlen House titles will be launched at the same event, including Nell Regan's first full collection. All welcome!

CLÉ AUTHOR & EDITOR TOUR

CLÉ AUTHOR & EDITOR TOUR

Nuala is taking part in the Clé - Irish Book Publishers Association - Reading Tour this autumn:

Thursday 11th October 8pm, Caherciveen Library, Co. Kerry

Arlen House authors Geraldine Mills and Nuala Ní Chonchúir
with editor Alan Hayes

Friday 30th November 8pm, Bundoran Library, Co. Donegal

Arlen House authors Geraldine Mills and Nuala Ní Chonchúir
with editor Alan Hayes

For more information see www.publishingireland.com

POETRY READING IN BALLINASLOE

POETRY READING IN BALLINASLOE

Nuala will read with Órfhlaith Foyle at the Ballinasloe River and Arts Festival - An tSuca Fiáin, on Tuesday the 10th of July at 7.30pm, in Ballinasloe Library, off Society Street.

Born in Africa to Irish parents, Órfhlaith Foyle's first novel Belios was published in 2005 by Lilliput Press to critical acclaim. Patrick McGrath called it "a dark, rough, funny novel about a dying genius". A collection of Órfhlaith's poetry and short stories, Revenge, was published in September 2005 by Arlen House. She is currently working on her second novel.

READING IN LIMERICK

READING IN LIMERICK

Nuala will read at the Munster Literature Centre and the White House Poet's launch of Southword Literary Journal 12, at the White House Poetry Revival, Limerick, Wed 11th July 2007 at 9.00pm.

There will be a selection of readers from the issue including Aidan Murphy and James Harpur. Nuala will read from her story, published in the magazine, 'Juno Out of Yellow'.

This is the twelfth edition of the literary journal from the Munster Literature Centre; it's a biannual publication and it features both poetry and prose from a range of writers.

The Munster Literature Centre, Tigh Litriochta, is a resource centre established in 1993 to highlight, celebrate and promote all aspects of the literature of the Munster region of Ireland.

Jonathan Swift Award

Jonathan Swift Award

Nuala won first prize in the inaugural Jonathan Swift Creative Writing Awards with her story 'Mademoiselle O'Murphy'. The awards ceremony took place on Thursday June 21st 2007 at Saggart Heritage Centre, Dublin. Second place went to Joan Power and third to Mae Leonard. Philip Quirke took the top prize in the poetry section.

Congratulations to everyone who made the shortlists.

People's College Writing Competition 2007

People's College Writing Competition 2007

Nuala was a runner up in this competition. The awards ceremony took place at 7pm on Thursday June 7th at the Teacher's Club, Parnell Square, Dublin.

There were nine stories on the final list, and the winner was Alyn Fenn from Cork ; second was Evelyn Walsh and third Geraldine Mills. An all female list of winners – well done girls!

In the Footsteps of Aidan Higgins Prose Writing Co

In the Footsteps of Aidan Higgins Prose Writing Competition

Nuala was a runner up in the Original Prose Writing Competition, a writing competition run in conjunction with the 'Aidan Higgins at 80' Festival at Celbridge Abbey, Celbridge, Co Kildare on the 4th, 5th & 6th of May 2007.

Barty Begley won the top prize on the day. Congratulations to him.

Shortlist of Five

Animal Loves - by James Anderson
From an abandoned trip, years ago - Barty Begley
Amazing Grace - Nuala Ní Chonchúir
Downstairs - Victoria Neumark
At the Moulin de Kerjean - William Wall

Website: http://www.kildare.ie/aidanhiggins/

Nuala is on the jury for the 2007 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award along with Rick Moody and Segun Afolabi.

The third Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award will be made in September 2007 at the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival in Cork, Ireland. The prize is for 35,000 euros (approx US$42,500). Eligible books are those by living authors, published for the first time, in English anywhere in the world, between September 2006 and August 2007 (selecteds, collecteds or books containing stories published in a previous volume of stories by the author will not be eligible). Translations are eligible. If a translation wins, the prize will be split evenly between translator and original author. Books must be entered by their publishers by March 31st 2007. In mid July a shortlist of four titles will be announced. Publishers will be contacted in early July and authors will have ten days to accept their position on the shortlist. Only authors who commit to attending the awards ceremony in Cork, Ireland in September 2007 will be deemed to have accepted a shortlist position. The Munster Literature Centre organisers of the prize will pay for hotel and economy travel expenses of shortlisted authors. Shortlisted authors will also be offered a fee of 500 euros if they agree to read at the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Festival.

Previous winners are Yiyun Li (2005) and Haruki Murakami (2006)