We are delighted to announce the three Evolution writers who have been selected for the teaching internship with the School of English and Creative Arts at NUI Galway. The successful awardees are Aingeala Flannery, Alice Kinsella and Amanda Geard.

Olivia Fitzsimons, author of The Quiet Whispers Never Stop (John Murray, 2022), took part in the internship last year and had this to say;  “I had such a warm welcome from staff (Dr John Kenny, Mike McCormack) and the students at NUI Galway and it was a highlight of my year.”

Aingeala Flannery

Aingeala Flannery was born in Waterford. She’s an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and writer. Her writing has been published in the Bath Anthology and Harper’s Bazaar, and has been broadcast on RTÉ Radio One. Aingeala was a finalist in the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair 2018. She completed an MFA in Creative Writing at UCD the following year, and was awarded a Literature Bursary by the Arts Council of Ireland in 2020 and 2021. Her debut novel ‘The Amusements’ was published by Penguin Sandycove in June 2022. She lives in Dublin and is working on her second novel.

Alice Kinsella

Alice Kinsella was born in Dublin in 1993, and raised in Co. Mayo, where she now lives. Her poetry pamphlet Sexy Fruit (Broken Sleep Books) was a Poetry Book Society Spring 2019 Selection. She edited Empty House: poetry and prose on the climate crisis (Doire Press, 2021). She received an Arts Council Next Generation Award for 2022/23. Kinsella’s creative non-fiction debut Milk will be published by Picador in 2023.

A Geard

Amanda Geard is a Tasmanian-born Kerry blow-in. Her debut novel, The Midnight House, was published with Headline Review in 2022 and she has written for publications including The Irish Times, The Gloss, The Journal, writing.ie, The Waxed Lemon, Ireland’s Own and Nordic Reach. Her short story, Not Yet Recycled, won October 2019’s New Irish Writing. She is currently editing her second novel.

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