Digital Broadcast: Sunday 27th September: 17.30-18.30

Join short story writers Madelaine D’Arcy, Mary Morrissey and Tadhg Coakley as they read from their work and discuss with author Edward O’Dwyer the process and the pitfalls of connected stories, and the collections of linked stories that have influenced and inspired them. 

Madelaine D’Arcy

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 the Hennessey Literary Award for First Fiction and New Irish Writer. Her second short story collection is forthcoming in 2021. She holds an MA in Crative Writing from UCC and recently completed a novel. With Danielle McLaughlin, she co-hosts Fiction at the Friary in Cork city.

Mary Morrissy

Mary Morrissy is the author of three novels, Mother of Pearl, The Pretender and The Rising of Bella Casey, and two collections of stories, A Lazy Eye,and most recently, Prosperity Drive.  Her work has won her the Hennessy Prize and a Lannan Foundation Award. She has just completed a speculative novel about Nora Barnacle. She Associate Director of Creative Writing at University College Cork and a member of Aosdána.

Tadhg Coakley

Tadhg Coakley’ novel in stories, The First Sunday in September, was published in 2018. Donal Ryan described it as ‘vibrant and authentic, brimming with intensity and desire’. Coakley’s second book, Whatever It Takes is a crime novel set in Cork city and was published in July, 2020. His short stories, articles, sports writing and essays are widely published. He is a graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at UCC.