Nuala O’Connor (aka Nuala Ní Chonchúir) was born in Dublin, Ireland, she lives in East Galway with her husband and three children.

Her short story ‘Gooseen’ won the UK’s 2018 Short Fiction Prize, was published in Granta and was shortlisted for Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards. In 2019 she won the James Joyce Quarterly competition to write the missing story from Dubliners, ‘Ulysses’.

Her fourth novel, Becoming Belle, was published to critical acclaim in 2018 in Ireland, the USA and Canada; it will be published in June 2019 in the UK by Little Brown.

Nuala is currently writing a bio-fictional novel about Nora Barnacle, wife and muse to James Joyce.

Nuala is editor at new flash e-zine Splonk.



  • Becoming Belle

Short Story Collections

Poetry Collections