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FLASH FICTION FESTIVAL

Nuala is taking part in a number of events at the third annual Flash Fiction Festival in Bristol, England, this weekend. The festival begins on Friday the 28th June 2019.

Nuala will teach a workshop on Historical Flash Fiction; take part in a panel discussion on International Flash; and read at the BIFFY event.

The festival is always a lively one, packed with workshops, panels and readings. Check it out here.

2018 Short Fiction Prize

Nuala has won the 2018 Short Fiction Prize with a story about Nora Barnacle, wife and muse to James Joyce.

Judge Ríona Judge McCormack said the follow of Nuala’s winning story ‘Gooseen’:

“The winning entry, ‘Gooseen’, stood out for its freshness, its stunning use of language, and its warm, beating humanity. Joycean Dublin as a setting can be a risky endeavour, the path having been so well-travelled already, but this story rises easily above such comparisons to bring us something new and satisfyingly urgent. There is a finely-balanced weighting here between the raunchy, delicious beginnings of a love affair and the more poignant aspects of Nora’s inner life. Giving voice to someone known only through the letters and writings of another is an audacious undertaking, but one ‘Gooseen’ achieves with both a dancing lyricism and a deftly-executed sureness of touch”.