I’m Irish but spent the majority of my adult life in Budapest, Hungary and I currently live in the UK. I graduated from the 2009 UEA MA in Creative Writing. My short stories and drama have won the Molly Keane Memorial Award, the HISSAC Prize, the Sussex Playwrights’ Prize, the Meridian Prize, the Waterford-Annaghmakerrig Award and the Ted O’Regan Arts Award. I have also been short-listed for the Fish Short Story Competition, and the BBC International Playwriting Award, amongst other prizes. My prose has been published in seven literary publications. A radio drama I wrote and am producing has won Broadcasting Authority of Ireland funding for a full production this year. I was January 2013 artist-in-residence on Inis Oirr, Aran Islands. I currently teach creative writing at a Norfolk prison and am an Escalator 2013 artist.