Publications

Debut collection Did You Put The Weasels Out?’ was published by Eyewear in April 2018.

Niall writes both prose and poetry. He is originally from Kilkenny, in Ireland, but now lives in London. In 2015 he graduated from the Teacher/Writer MA in the University of Goldsmiths London with distinction.

He has been published in a number of journals and magazines in the UK and Ireland, including The Galway Review; Southbank Poetry; Magma Poetry; Three Drops From A Cauldron; Roadside Fiction; Prole; Holdfast Magazine; Dodging The Rain; The Runt;  Ink Sweat and Tears; The Poetry Broadsheet (as part of Kilkenny Arts Week); A Bowl of Mysteries: Poetry Ireland Introductions 2017 e-book and both the 2016 and 2017 Eyewear Best New British and Irish Poetry Anthologies.

He has been highly commended for the Over The Edge New Writer Of The Year Award (for both poetry and fiction) and has been shortlisted The Costa Short Story Award; The Bare Fiction Poetry Prize; the 2016 Melita Hume Prize for best debut collection by a poet under 35; The Cambridge International Short Story Prize; was runner up in the  Mairtín Crawford Short Story Award and won third place in the University of Hertfordshire Single Poem Competition. In 2017 he was one of twelve poets selected for the Poetry Ireland’s Poetry Introductions series.

He is currently working on his debut short story collection, for which he is seeking representation.

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Publications and Awards

2018

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2017

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  • Read at Poetry Ireland as part of the Dublin Festival of literature.

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2016

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2015

October

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  • Guest judge fot the Red Line Mgazine Fiction competitition.

August

  • Published in the Three Drops From A Cauldron print anthology.
  • Story ‘Unexpected Item In The Bagging Area’ published in The Galway Review.
  • Longlisted for The Short Story award.

July

  • Poem ‘The Word Circus’ published in Silver Apples magazine.

May

  • Story ‘What Laffarty Talked About When He Talked About Love’ published on Roadside Fiction.

March

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January

  • Story ‘The Closest We Got To The Sugarcane’ published in Prole Fiction.

2014

August

  • Read at the launch of Southbank Poetry Competition Edition.

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