News — Nessa O'Mahony

Special Discounted Rate on Selected Courses

Conor Kostick Discount Henry McDonald Irish Writers Centre Nessa O'Mahony Spring Programme

Special Discounted Rate on Selected Courses

    Latecomers!  If you've missed out on joining a Spring 2016 course, it's not too late to sign up and the course will be discounted accordingly. Offer available for a limited time only. Although the courses in question have already begun, the course facilitators are confident that those joining in late will be able to catch up on any class work missed. The courses being offered at discounted rates are as follows: Historical Fiction with Conor Kostick (Thursday 11th | 6.30pm) Essay and Memoir with Henry McDonald (Tuesday 16th | 6.30pm) Finding Your Form with Nessa O'Mahony (Tuesday 16th | 11am)  This is a great opportunity to...

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Meet our autumn 2015 facilitators: 2. Nessa O'Mahony

Finding Your Form Irish Writers Centre Louise Gluck Nessa O'Mahony

We caught up with poet and creative facilitator Nessa O'Mahony as she prepares to teach her Finding Your Form course here at the Irish Writers Centre. Nessa was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to give us an insight into her reading and creative habits, among other subjects. Places on Finding Your Form are filling up fast, so book now to avoid disappointment. Irish Writers Centre: When did you start to write? Nessa O'Mahony: Well, if you don't count the poems in the school magazine, I’d turned 30, would you believe. My parents gave me a birthday...

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Announcing EU Prize for Literature 2015 Shortlist

Conor Kostick Deirdre Sullivan Donal Ryan EU Prize for Literature 2015 EU Prize for Literature Shortlist Fergal Tobin Irish Fiction Irish Writers Centre Louise Phillips Mary Costello Nessa O'Mahony Stephen Boylan

The Irish Writers Centre is delighted to be the first to announce that the following titles have been shortlisted for the EU Prize for Literature 2015, a prize for emerging talents in the field of contemporary fiction (alphabetical order):

- Mary Costello, Academy Street (Cannongate Books, 2014)
- Donal Ryan, The Spinning Heart (Doubleday Ireland, 2012; originally published by Lilliput Press)
- Deirdre Sullivan, Primperfect (Little Island, 2014)

Ireland is one of twelve countries who will provide a national winner of the EU Prize for Literature in 2015. See the EU Prize for Literature website for more. 

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