Biography

Born in Dublin, Ireland, in 1970, Nuala O'Connor is a fiction writer and poet. Writing as Nuala N Chonchir she has published two novels, four collections of short fiction, a chapbook of flash fiction and three full poetry collections - one in an anthology. Nuala's third novel, Miss Emily will be published in 2015.

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 occasional creative writing courses. For the last four years has been fiction mentor to third year students on the BA in Writing at NUI Galway. She lives in County Galway with her husband and three children.

Novels

You Closet of Savage Mementos New Island Books, Dublin April 2014
You You New Island Books, Dublin April 2010

Short Story Collections

Of Dublin and Other Fictions Of Dublin and Other Fictions Tower Press, San Francisco September 2013
Mother America Mother America New Island Publishing, Dublin June 2012
nude Nude Salt Publishing, London September 2009
Stories To The World of Men, Welcome Arlen House, Galway December 2005
Stories The Wind Across the Grass Arlen House, Galway May 2004

Poetry Collections

Poetry The Juno Charm Salmon Poetry, Co. Clare November 2011
Poetry Portrait of the Artist With a Red Car Templar Poetry, Derbyshire November 2009
Tattoo:Tat Tattoo:Tat Arlen House, Galway 2007
Poetry Mollys Daughter
in the DIVAS! New Irish Women's Writing Anthology
Arlen House, Galway June 2003

Drama

Nuala co-wrote a play, Departures with three other writers, for Turtleshell Productions in New York.

Editor

Antollogy Faceless Monsters The Atlantis Collective 2010
  Horizon Review   2009-2010
Journal Southword 14 and 15 Munster Literature Centre 2008
Anthology DIVAS!
A Sense of Place
Arlen House, Galway 2005

Co-editor

  New Writing from the West
(3 Titles)
Arlen House, Galway September 2005

Journals and Magazines

Nualas 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, Cranng, Irish Pages, Black Mountain Review, Litro (UK), Pen Pusher (UK), Garm Lu (Canada), Cranng and Southlight (UK).

Anthologies

Nuala's fiction has appeared in These Are Our Lives, The Irish Feminist Review, Honeysuckle, Honeyjuice: A Tribute to James Liddy, The Cirt 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.

Radio

Nuala's first novel You, has been broadcast twice on the Book on One on RT radio one.

Her short fiction, non-fiction and poetry have featured on RT radio, on the Francis Mac Manus broadcasts, on Sunday Miscellany, The Enchanted Way and Arena. Her non-fiction has featured on Lyric FMs The Quiet Quarter.

Reviewing

Nuala reviews fiction and poetry for The Short Review and Orbis, The Sandstone Review, Vallum and Womens Studies Review.
She also reviews for the RTE radio 1 arts show Arena.

Forthcoming

Nuala's third novel, Miss Emily will be published in 2015.