Irish Writers' Centre
Orlaith will be participating in a novel writing workshop with author Dermot Bolger at the IWC on Friday 29 October. She was one of twelve writers
offered a free place, as part of the IWC's celebration of National Novel Writing Month. In addition, she will be one of the Centre's writers-in-residence
for the month of November.
For the Centre's website, see irishwriterscentre.ie.
>>> posted 28 October 2010
JG Farrell Award Shortlist
West Cork Literary Festival
Mortal Treasures was recently shortlisted for the inaugural JG Farrell Award for 'Best Novel in Progress. The competition was organised
by the West Cork Literary Festival and adjudicated by Irish author Peter Cunningham.
For full details of the festival, see westcorkliteraryfestival.ie.
>>> posted 19 July
Nosey Rosie at the Heritage Festival
Sunday 11 April 2010, Baltimore Sailing Club, Baltimore
Orlaith and the very lovely Sharon Rose will be presenting Nosey Rosie this Sunday at the "Now and Then"
traditional Trade & Craft Exhibition. We'll be there talking hats, felt and books. There'll be a wealth
of craftey folk there: you can explore rope making, jewellery, stained glass, butter making, pottery & ceramics, smoked fish... and of
course, lobster pot making :-) The exhibition runs from 1pm-5pm, in the sailing club and spilling out on to the pier.
For full details of the Heritage Festival, see baltimore.ie.
>>> posted 9 April
Nosey Rosie at Easter
Sunday 4 April 2010, The Glebe, Baltimore
On Easter Sunday, Orlaith will be reading Nosey Rosie & Friends at The Glebe Gardens, Baltimore. The reading will be directly
after the Easter Egg Hunt, which starts at noon.
>>> posted 3 April
Evening with Network West Cork
Thursday 11 March 2010, Inchydoney Hotel, Clonakilty
This evening, Orlaith will be showcasing Nosey Rosie & Friends with Sharon Rose, clothing designer and illustrator. Network
West Cork is a business-to-business networking community for professional women and female entrepreneurs.
>>> posted 11 March 2010
Nosey Rosie celebrates World Book Day
Wednesday 3 March 2010
To celebrate World Book Day on 4 March, Orlaith and Sharon were invited to speak at St Joseph's Convent National School, Skibbereen.
a sneak preview of their very-nearly-published book featuring child detective Nosey Rosie - ‘Case 101: The Search for Mr Quackers’.
Four classes took part, and discussion ranged far and wide. Mostly though, it focused on books being very wonderful indeed.
>>> posted 11 March 2010
Evening with the English Literary Society, UCD
Orlaith will be a guest speaker with UCD's English Literary Society on Tuesday 6 October.
For details of the society and their events, see HERE.
>>> posted 5 October 2009
Reading at the Irish Writers' Centre
Orlaith will be reading at the Irish Writers' Centre on Thursday 16 July as part of the Stinging Fly Summer Readings Series.
The evening will include readings by Richard W. Halperin, Alison MacLeod and Adam Marek, and music from Monica Harkin. Doors open at 7 pm.
Admission is €5 and can be used towards the purchase of any Stinging Fly publication.
For details of Stinging Fly's publications and events, see HERE.
The Irish Writers' Centre is located at 19 Parnell Square, Dublin 1. For their website see HERE.
>>> posted 1 July 2009
short-short story published
'The Bottle' was published yesterday in 'Hauptfriedhof', Issue XXIV of
In the years 1791-1796, the Infirmary at the Dublin Foundling Hospital admitted 5216 infants.
One child survived. 'The Bottle' offers a graphic glimpse inside its doors.
You can read the (very very very) short story HERE
>>> posted 6 June 2009
The Stinging Fly Prize 2008
The Stinging Fly's editor Declan Meade announced today that Orlaith has been awarded
The Stinging Fly Prize 2008 for 'A Tall Tale', which appeared in the Summer 2008 issue of the magazine.
Poet Sinéad Morrissey who judged the award commented:
"While there was evidence of strong work in abundance throughout all three issues, in both genres,
nothing surprised me as much as Orlaith O'Sullivan's 'A Tall Tale', a suicide-story in the voice of
a small boy born with primordial dwarfism (MOPD Type II). I was drawn, without even being aware of it,
into the boy's mind from the opening sentence, and stayed with him to the end, forgetting where I was,
the reason I was reading the story, the time of day etc. I experienced that intoxicating dissolution
of boundaries between reader and author that all writers dream of and that very few achieve.
Which can only come about when the machine is so carefully put together, its running is flawless
and we don't even notice the mechanism."
The Stinging Fly Prize consists of €1,000 and a residency at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre at
Annaghmakerrig, County Monaghan. It goes each year to a writer who has published work (poetry or fiction)
in the magazine and who has yet to publish a book. It is offered in association with the Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
You can read the full Judge's Report HERE
Copies of the Summer 2008 issue of The Stinging Fly are available HERE
>>> posted 24 February 2009
a tall tale online
You can read the full version of A Tall Tale online, right HERE
>>> posted 30 November 2008
The full version of Gilt is now available online, right HERE
>>> posted 20 November 2008
Orlaith's story As Time Goes By will be published in 24/7, the Anthology of the NLWC Carers Group.
It is scheduled to be launched on 14 February 2009.
As Time Goes By: Donal Bradley returns home, to face his ailing and delusional grandfather. As Donal comes to see his
grandfather in both a new and a familiar light, events take an unexpected turn...
For information on the work of the NLWC Carers Group, see HERE
>>> posted 20 October 2008
reading at the winding stair
On Thursday 24th July, Orlaith will be taking part in a reading from The Stinging Fly's summer issue at The Winding Stair, Dublin.
The reading - which will start at 7pm - will also feature poets Grace Wells, Richard W. Halperin and Paul Perry,
and fiction writer Jennifer Brady.
For The Winding Stair's website, see HERE
>>> posted 16 July 2008
Orlaith's short story A Tall Tale appears in the summer issue
of The Stinging Fly.
The magazine is available in Irish bookshops, or can be purchased online HERE
>>> posted 28 June 2008
william trevor shortlist
Orlaith's short story Louisa and the Sea has been shortlisted for the 2007
William Trevor International Short Story Competition.
The organisers of the competition said: "There was an excellent response to the competition
with entries being received from Australia, England, India, Italy, Scotland, Singapore and U.S.A.
as well as nearly every county in Ireland."
Winners will be announced in April.
Visit the William Trevor International Short Story Competition website HERE
>>> posted 14 February 2008
arts council award
The Arts Council (An Chomhairle Ealaíon) has awarded Orlaith a grant to carry out research in New York.
Orlaith will travel to New York in January to conduct background research for a crime thriller.
Her primary work will be in the library of The Cloisters branch of the Metropolitan Museum. She will also consult
the archives in Carnegie Hall, and visit the J. Pierpont Morgan Library and The Met. Chances are she'll also spend a
day wandering through the Village, which would make her very happy indeed.
>>> posted 4 January 2008
iwc reading online
See Orlaith reading from 'Gilt' at the Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin, 17 July 2007.
She also introduces the story, to set the scene. Quite a long introduction, as it turns out...
Online Videos by Veoh.com
>>> posted 23 August 2007
short story anthology
Orlaith's story 'Gilt' can be read in the new Fish Anthology of short stories: A Paper Heart Is Beating, A Paper Boat Sets Sail.
For the Amazon listing see
>>> posted 22 August 2007
orlaith reading in dublin
SHORT STORIES BY IRISH WOMEN
Irish Writers' Centre, Dublin
Tuesday 17 July, 7.00pm
A Dublin booklaunch for the 2007 Fish Anthology,
with readings extracted from prize-winning stories. Orlaith will be reading alongside
Kathleen Murray (winner of the Fish Prize) and Lane Ashfeldt (winner of the Short Histories Prize).
Full-size poster HERE
Visit the Irish Writers' Centre website HERE
>>> posted 27 May 2007
fish-knife award ceremony / book launch
WEST CORK LITERARY FESTIVAL
Friday 13 July, 7.30pm
Maritime Hotel, Bantry
Presentation of The Fish-Knife awards and launch of the Fish Short Story
Orlaith will be reading from her award-winning story Gilt.
For futher details see
>>> posted 1 May 2007
new short story online
Read The Latte Angel online HERE.
>>> posted 4 February 2007
crime story wins new award
In December 2006 Orlaith's short-story Gilt won joint first place in the inaugural Fish-Knife Award.
The competition is organised by Fish Publishing (Ireland) in association with The Crime Writers' Association (UK).
Judging the competition were: CWA Chairman
Robert Richardson, acclaimed author
Reginald Hill (best-known as the creator of Dalziel and Pascoe) and
Euan Thorneycroft from A.M. Heath, one of the UK's leading literary agencies.
Gilt will be published in the Fish Anthology in 2007.
Get your sneak preview of Gilt HERE.
>>> posted 2 February 2007
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