Nuala is the editor of brand new flash fiction e-zine Splonk, which opens for subs on the 1st March. See more at the Splonk site here.
Nuala is facilitating a flash fiction workshop at Kanturk Arts Festival in Cork on the 16th March from 10am to 1pm in the Trades Union Hall, Kanturk. Cost: €25. To book contact Mary on 087 6406705.
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”.