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You Reviews

‘…You deserves to find a place in our pantheon of much-admired, beautifully crafted variations on a theme’

Arminta Wallace, The Irish Times

‘…timeless, placeless and universal… a must read’

Yvonne Hogan, The Irish Independent

‘…a vivid and immediate sensory experience,…Ní Chonchúir’s ear – as you might expect of a poet – is alive to the language of her characters…it is about the ordinary, and the secret life that runs beneath it’

Kevin Power, The Sunday Business Post

‘The novel flows beautifully and is understated in tone…This gem is sure to win her further acclaim. Nuala Ní Chonchúir is a writer to watch.’

Sue Leonard, The Irish Examiner

‘…this novel uses plain prose, vivid detail, fresh images, and the delightful Dublin vernacular. You is a compelling story that brings to life complex characters and delivers hard-hitting truths.’

Ethel Rohan, Pank

‘Her prose is both dignifying and empowering to her subjects, and it is her psychological ableness which will mark Ní Chonchúir as a writer of significance.’

Rachel J. Fenton, Melusine

2010

Edge Hill Short Story Prize – (Shortlisted)
The Black Diamond Poetry Prize – (Joint 2nd)
Arts Council Bursary
The Irish Writers’ Exchange Short Story Competition – (Runner-Up) – IWE
Willesden Herald Short Story competition – (Shortlisted) – The Willesden Herald
2010 Irish Blog Awards – (Shortlisted for her blog Women Rule Writer)
1st Dublin Literary Death Match – Winner
Dublin Review of Books – Flash Fiction – (Shortlisted)

2009

Templar Poetry Pamphlet competition – Winner
iYeats Poetry Competition – (Commendation)
European Prize for Literature – (Shortlisted)
Frank O’Connor Intl Short Story Prize – Nude – (Shortlisted)

Tattoo : Tatú Reviews

‘Ní Chonchúir is an Irish poet whose work is both sensual and provocative, she bares her soul and examines the world around her in visceral and challenging ways.’

Marc Schuster, Small Press Reviews

‘Ní Chonchúir’s poems possess a quiet self-assurance and the poise of style. She has the Chekhovian eye for detail and a gift for brevity and relevance.’

Cathal Ó Searcaigh, poet

‘Ní Chonchúir writes in both Irish and English. Not since Michael Hartnett has there been an Irish poet who works with such facility in both languages.’

POETRY INTERNATIONAL

‘Ní Chonchúir has a deft word-touch and is imaginative and resourceful with poetic ideas. [Her] work is vital and often funny and quirky, with a punchy diligence.’

KIOSQUE

2007

Jonathan Swift Award – short story
Aidan Higgins Prose Competition – short story (Runner-up)
People’s College Writing Competition – short story (Runner-up)
Happenstance – short story (Shortlisted)
Phillip Good Memorial Prize – short story (Shortlisted)

2006

Dromineer Literary Festival Short Story Prize – short story
Frank O’Connor Intl Short Story Prize – To The World of Men, Welcome (Longlisted)
FISH Short Histories Two – short story (Shortlisted)
Willesden Short Story Competition – short story (Shortlisted)

2005

Hennessy Award – short story (Shortlisted)
Bibliofemme Story Award – short story (Shortlisted)
Firewords Poetry Award – group of poems – (Runner-up)
Hiberno English Poetry Award – poem – (Runner-up)

2003

Francis MacManus Award, RTÉ – short story
Cecil Day Lewis Award – short story
START Chapbook Prize – group of stories – (Shortlisted)