Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1970, Nuala Ní Chonchúir is a fiction writer and poet. She has published one novel, four collections of short fiction, a chapbook of flash fiction and three full poetry collections - one in an anthology.
Nuala's second novel, The Closet of Savage Mementos will be published by New Island in April 2014.
Nuala holds a BA in Irish from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters in Translation Studies (Irish/English) from Dublin City University. She has worked as an arts administrator in theatre and in a writers' centre; as a translator, as a bookseller and also in a university library.
Nuala teaches creative writing on a part-time basis. She lives in County Galway with her husband and three children.
A Sense of Place Arlen House, Galway 2005
(3 Titles) Arlen House, Galway September 2005
Nuala’s poetry and fiction have appeared in publications such as Prairie Schooner (USA), The Chatahoochee Review (USA), Wales Arts Review (UK), The Stinging Fly, Mannequin Envy, Revival, New Irish Writing in The Sunday Tribune, Poetry Ireland Review, The SHOp, Crannóg, Irish Pages, Black Mountain Review, Litro (UK), Pen Pusher (UK), Garm Lu (Canada), Crannóg and Southlight (UK).
Nuala's fiction has appeared in These Are Our Lives, The Irish Feminist Review, Honeysuckle, Honeyjuice: A Tribute to James Liddy, The Cúirt Annual, Splinters, Silver Threads of Hope and the Faber Anthology Town and Country edited by Kevin Barry.
Her poetry has appeared in Galway - City of Strangers, the US anthology Generation X: In Their Own Words, The Watchful Heart and the UK anthology 100 Poets Against The War.
Non-fiction has appeared in the County Lines, Sunday Miscellany, Quiet Quarter and A Sense of Place anthologies, and she has work forthcoming in the UK anthology Crowning Glory.
Nuala's first novel You, has been broadcast twice on the Book on One on RTÉ radio one.
Her short fiction, non-fiction and poetry have featured on RTÉ radio, on the Francis Mac Manus broadcasts, on Sunday Miscellany, The Enchanted Way and Arena. Her non-fiction has featured on Lyric FM’s The Quiet Quarter.
Nuala reviews fiction and poetry for The Short Review and Orbis, The Sandstone Review, Vallum and Women’s Studies Review.
She also reviews for the RTE radio 1 arts show Arena.
Nuala will be guest fiction editor for the spring 2014 issue of Irish literary magazine The
Her second novel is forthcoming from New Island in spring 2014.