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Danielle McLaughlin

 

Danielle McLaughlin

 

 

Danielle McLaughlin’s stories have appeared in newspapers and magazines such as The Stinging Fly, The Irish Times, The South Circular, Southword, The Penny Dreadful, Long Story, Short and The New Yorker. She has won various awards for her short fiction, including the William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen International Short Story Competition 2012, The From the Well short story competition 2012, The Willesden Short Story Prize 2013, The Merriman Short Story Competition 2013 in memory of Maeve Binchy, and the Dromineer Literary Festival Short Story Competition 2013. She was shortlisted for the Writing.ie Irish Short Story of the Year category in the Irish Book Awards in 2013 and 2014, and her story ‘The Dinosaurs on Other Planets’ was shortlisted for the Davy Byrnes Award 2014. Her debut collection of short stories Dinosaurs on Other Planets was published in Ireland by The Stinging Fly Press in 2015, and in the UK (John Murray), US (Random House) and Slovakia (Inaque) in 2016, and is forthcoming in Germany (Luchterhand). Together with Madeleine D'Arcy, she co-runs Fiction at the Friary, a new monthly fiction event in Cork which takes place at the Friary Bar, North Mall on the last Sunday of every month.

 

Links

Danielle McLaughlin homepage

'Maurice Or Diary of a Short Story': article in The Irish Times

 

 

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