Niamh Donnelly


Niamh Donnelly is a writer from Dublin. Her stories have been shortlisted for the Hennessy Prize, nominated for the SMEDIAS Short Story of the Year, longlisted for the Fish Short Story Prize and published in Icarus magazine and The Irish Times. Her poetry and flash fiction have been published in The Ogham Stone. Her journalism has appeared in Pure M Zine and The Irish Runner.

Niamh holds an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Limerick, for which she earned a first-class honour, and was the recipient of the Thomas and Ellen O’Connor / Riverdream scholarship.

In 2017 she received the Travel and Training Award to attend the Frank McCourt Summer School in NYU. She was also selected as alternate Writer in Residence for the Kerouac Project, Orlando, and awarded a bursary to complete a residency at Can Serrat, Spain.

Most recently, Niamh was awarded the Next Generation Artists’ Award by the Arts Council of Ireland to complete her first novel.