About

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I’m a writer and editor based in Cork. My fiction has appeared in GrantaThe Dublin ReviewgorseThe Stinging Fly, and the anthologies The Long Gaze Back (New Island) and Town & Country (Faber). I’m represented by Lucy Luck at Conville & Walsh. A book for young readers, Great Irish Sports Stars: Cora Staunton, was published by O’Brien Press in August 2019.

Essays and journalism have appeared in Image, Stranger’s GuideWinter Papersthe Irish Independent and the Irish TimesI write an occasional sports column for the Irish Examinermostly about the GAA (I’m a lifelong camogie player). I’ve appeared as a talking head on the RTE documentary series The Game. The short film The Grass Ceiling, directed by Iseult Howlett and written by me, was screened at the 2019 Cork Film Festival.

I’m co-editor and designer of Banshee, a literary journal and independent press. I’ve edited and designed several educational titles for Forum Publications, and occasionally work as a freelance typesetter.

If you’d like to work with me, email me at eimear27 at gmail dot com or say hi on twitter or instagram.