Madeleine D’Arcy is a fiction writer based in Cork City, Ireland. Her second collection of linked short fiction, Liberty Terrace (Doire Press, 2021) is Cork’s One City, One Book 2023. Her début short story collection, Waiting For The Bullet (Doire Press, 2014) won the Edge Hill Readers’ Choice Prize 2015 (UK). She has received a number of other literary awards, including the Hennessy Literary Award for First Fiction plus the overall Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Writer (2010) and a FAPA Bronze Medal (US, 2022). She has been granted bursaries by the Arts Council of Ireland, Cork City Council and Culture Ireland, as well as residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Heinrich Böll Cottage and the Centre Culturel Irlandais, Paris. Madeleine’s fiction has been translated into Serbian, Turkish, French and German. She has read and participated in various literary events in Ireland and abroad, and she co-curated Fiction at the Friary in Cork City with fellow-writer Danielle McLaughlin from 2017 to 2022. Formerly a solicitor and a legal editor, she has an MA in Creative Writing (1st, UCC) and a diploma in French from l’Institut Catholique de Paris. She is represented by Storyline Literary Agency.
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