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 stories have been
broadcast on RTE Radio, and have been published in various anthologies,
including The Salt Anthology of New Writing 2013, What’s the Story? (2014) a selection of new Irish writing from the Stinging Fly Press in association with Solas Nua, Washington, The Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 2014, and Davy Byrnes Stories 2014.
She was awarded an Arts Council bursary in 2013 and has read her work
at various events in Ireland and the UK, including the London Short
Story Festival 2014 and the Cork International Short Story Festival
2014. She is currently Editor for Short Stories in English for Southword Journal. Her debut collection of short stories Dinosaurs on Other Planets
will be published in Ireland in autumn 2015 by The Stinging Fly Press,
and in the UK and US by John Murray and Random House. She lives in
Donoughmore, County Cork with her husband and three children.