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How to Be Human Paula Cocozza Cúirt 2017Paula Cocozza
is a staff feature writer at The Guardian and has covered everything from soccer to fashion to fourth-wave feminism. Her writing, which has also appeared in Vogue, The Telegraph, the Independent, and the TLS, received the 2013 David Higham Award. Paula lives in London with her husband, two children, and a garden full of foxes. How to Be Human is her first novel.


Lisa Harding Harvesting Cúirt 2017Lisa Harding completed an MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College. Her stories have been published in The Dublin Review and The Bath Short Story Anthology. She has just been awarded a DLR Professional Development Arts grant for her prose writing. Harvesting is her first novel and wasinspired by her involvement with a campaign against sex trafficking run by the Children’s Rights Alliance. 


Alan McMonagle Ithaca Cúirt 2017Alan McMonagle has written for radio, published two collections of short stories, and contributed to many journals in Ireland and North America. Ithaca is his first novel.

Compelling from start to finish. Read it.” Patrick McCabe

‘Right from its remarkable opening sentence, this extraordinary debut had me hooked. A fierce, funny, on-its-own-terms, beautiful, heartbreaker of a novel.” Joseph O’Connor

Roisin ODonnell Wild Quiet Cúirt 2017Roisín O’Donnell was born in Sheffield with family roots in Derry. Her stories have been anthologised in The Long Gaze Back, Fugue, Young Irelanders, Unthology and The Glass Shore. She has been shortlisted for several international prizes, such as the Cúirt New Writing Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Forward Prize, and the Brighton Prize. Wild Quiet is her first collection.

Amanda Reynolds teaches Creative Writing in Cheltenham, where she lives with her family. Close To Me is her debut novel.

Amanda Reynolds Close to me Cúirt 2017Close To Me is a gripping psychological thriller about secrets and lies, an incredibly accomplished debut novel with a quality of prose that will keep the reader gripped from the first page.”



Rhea Boyden Cúirt 2017Rhea Boyden (Chair) has been published in the Irish Times Magazine and had her Documenta Art Show review published in Roll Magazine, New York. She is currently collaborating with PHEVER.ie TV-Radio in Dublin on various projects including the upcoming Irish Electronic Music Awards 2017.