Thomas Morris appointed as UCC's Writer in Residence

  • 30 May 2017

Award-winning writer will be joining us for the 2017/18 academic year

The School is delighted to announce the appointment of Thomas Morris as UCC's Writer in Residence, a post jointly funded by the Arts Council and the Colleges of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences.

Morris is from Caerphilly, South Wales. His debut story collection, We Don’t Know What We’re Doing (Faber & Faber, 2015) was chosen as a Book of the Year by The GuardianThe Observer, The SpectatorThe Irish Times, and The Irish Independent. It won the 2016 Wales Book of the Year, The Rhys Davies Trust Fiction Award, and The Somerset Maugham Prize –and was shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Clap Hands, a story from the collection, was longlisted for the Sunday Times Short Story Award. His work has been broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in numerous magazines and anthologies, including Zoetrope and Best European Fiction (forthcoming 2018). 

Morris is also an award-winning editor, having devised and edited Dubliners 100 (Tramp Press), wherein 15 Irish authors wrote ‘cover versions’ of the stories from James Joyce’s Dubliners. The book won the Best Irish-published book at the 2014 Irish Book Awards. From 2014 to 2016, he was Editor of The Stinging Fly magazine in Dublin.

More information can be found on his website

He will be delivering public lectures at UCC, and providing workshops and individual consultations to creative writing students.

We look forward to welcoming him to the School!

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