Mia Gallagher’s short fiction has been published in Ireland, the UK and US and anthologised by Fish and The Stinging Fly. Her short story collection You First won the START Short Fiction award (2005) and she was also shortlisted for Hennessy (1991), Fish (2004) and Trevor/ Bowen (2011) Awards. Her debut novel HellFire (Penguin Ireland, 2006) was widely acclaimed and won the Irish Tatler Literature Award (2007). Extracts from her second novel have been published in Literary Imagination (Oxford University Press, 2012), Spolia (New York, 2013) and Colony (Dublin, 2014). Her short story Quasimodo, illustrated with drawings by Kirsten Stolle, was published as a limited edition chapbook by Spolia (New York, 2013). Mia has received several Bursaries for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland and was writer-in-residence with IADT/dlr Arts Office (2009-2010). Her translations of Catullus’ verses originally appeared in The Irish Catullus (edited by Ronan Sheehan, Farmar, Dublin: 2010).
Photograph by Robbie Fry