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N u a l a N í C h o n c h ú i r
The Sea Saw
Up, Up, Up
"There are things I feel strongly about (in no particular order): feminism,
ladybirds, short fiction, word-play, red wine, language, my two sons, dark chocolate, book reviewers/papers
who only review books from cash-rich publishing houses, blue and white crockery, the nude in
art, my homeplace (Dublin), cava, the slug's pace of the publishing world, prosecco, handbags,
Paris, old junk, fresh air, enthusiastic people, veggie food, quiet books, time alone, a special
Nuala Ní Chonchúir lives
close to the sea in County Galway on the west coast or Ireland. Her first poetry collection,
Molly's Daughter, was
published in the ¡DIVAS! New
Irish Women's Writing anthology, Arlen House (2003). First
collection of short stories, The Wind Across the Grass,
was published in 2004; second fiction collection, To
the World of Men, Welcome, was published December 2005,
both by Arlen House. Nuala edited Arlen House's anthology of Galway women writers, ¡DIVAS!
A Sense of Place, (2005) and the first three titles in their
series, New Writing from the West (2005).
Nuala's econd poetry collection, Tattoo,
will be published in 2007.
Nuala was awarded the inaugural Cúirt New Writing Prize, RTÉ's
Francis MacManus Award and the Cecil Day Lewis Award, and was twice nominated for a
Hennessy Award (2001 & 2005), all for fiction. Her first novel, You,
is ready for publication.