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Danielle McLaughlin

Danielle McLaughlin

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 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.

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