Fantastic Line-Up for the Cork International Short Story Festival 2017

  • 22 Aug 2017

Speakers include School of English Creative Writing graduate Madeleine d’Arcy and recipient of the 2017 Frank O’Connor International Fellowship in the Short Story, Marie-Helene Bertino

The School is delighted that Creative Writing graduate Madeleine d’Arcy is participating in this year's Cork International Short Story Festival, amongst an impressive line-up of writers. Madeleine D’Arcy’s début short story collection, Waiting For The Bullet (Doire Press, 2014), won the Edge Hill Readers’ Choice Prize 2015 (UK).  In 2010 she received a Hennessy Literary Award for First Fiction and the overall Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Writers. She holds an MA in Creative Writing from UCC. Also participating is Marie-Helene Bertino, whose debut novel 2 A.M. At The Cat’s Pajamas was a Best Book of 2014 from NPR, Buzzfeed, and many others. Her collection of short stories Safe as Houses was the recipient of The Iowa Short Fiction Award. She is the 2017 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow – funded by Cork City Council.

The full programme is available here

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