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Reading from Doire Press Martin Malone and Karen J. McDonnell
Reading from Doire Press
Martin Malone and Karen J. McDonnell
Martin Malone is the author of seven novels, a memoir, two short story collections and several radio plays. He has also written for TV and stage. His first novel Us won the John B Keane/Sunday Independent Literature Award and was shortlisted for the Kerry Ingredients Irish Fiction Award. His second novel After Kafra was optioned by and scripted for RTE TV. The Broken Cedar was nominated for the IMPAC Award and shortlisted for an Irish Fiction Award. His short stories have been widely broadcast and published, and have won national competitions, including Valley of the Peacock Angel, which was nominated for the 2012 Sunday Times EFG Short Story Prize and published in The Sunday Times. He has received several Arts Council of Ireland bursaries for literature and is the inaugural winner of the Cecil D Lewis Award for Literature. His prose appears in the Irish National Art Gallery’s anthology Lines of Vision: Irish Writers on Art. He is a former soldier with six tours of duty to Lebanon and Iraq.
Karen J. McDonnell won the 2014 WOW Poetry Award and was runner up in the 2015 Wild Atlantic Words and the 2015 Baffle poetry competitions. She was shortlisted for the 2014 Poems for Patience Award, as well as being longlisted for the 2014 Over the Edge New Writing Prize. Her poetry and other writing has been published and anthologised in Ireland and abroad, including The Honest Ulsterman, Crannóg, poeticdiversity, The Irish Times, Poetry NI: Poems for Holocaust Memorial Day 2016, Wild Atlantic Words 2015 and Rubicon: Words and Art Inspired by Oscar Wilde’s ‘De Profundis’ – Sybaritic Press.