Mary O’Donnell

County
Kildare
Genre
Poet, Novelist
Sessions
Reading and Q&A, Discussion with Writer, Creative Writing Workshop
Age Group
11-15, 16 - 18
Level
Post Primary
Languages
Works in English ONLY
Availability
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Mornings
Travel
Yes

Publications/Repertoire/Productions & Background Experience

Mary O’Donnell’s first three poetry collections were published by Salmon Poetry. Other collections include September Elegies (Lapwing Press, Belfast 2003) and her selected poems, The Place of Miracles (New Island, 2006). The Ark Builders, appeared from Arc Publications UK in 2009, followed by an anthology of Galician poetry in translation – To the Winds Our Sails: Irish Poets Translate Galician Poetry – which she co-edited with Dr Manuela Palacios, from Salmon Poetry. Her Selected Poems were published in Hungarian in 2011 and she was recently the co-winner of the Irodälmi Jelen translation prize. Her seventh poetry collection, Those April Fevers was published by Arc Publications UK in April 2015.

She has also written four novels and two collections of short fiction, including her latest novel Where They Lie, an engrossing tale of a family’s attempt to recover the bodies of their murdered sons. She has judged the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the Hennessy Literary Award, the Strokestown International Poetry Competition and in 2013 the Irish Times/Mountains to Sea Poetry Prize. A member of Aosdana, she teaches creative writing with Carlow University Pittsburgh.

Session Details

I'm flexible about this. It depends to some extent on the school's facilities. Workshops and readings can take place successfully in a variety of settings.

Telephone
(01) 627 2204
Email
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Website
http://www.maryodonnell.com