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Madeleine D’Arcy

Madeleine D’Arcy is a fiction writer based in Cork City, Ireland. Her début short story collection, WAITING FOR THE BULLET (Doire Press, 2014), won the Edge Hill Readers’ Choice Prize (UK) in 2015. Her second collection, LIBERTY TERRACE (Doire Press, 2021), won a FAPA President’s Prize in 2022 and was chosen as Cork’s One City, One Book in 2023. In 2010 she received the Hennessy Literary Award for First Fiction and Hennessy New Irish Writer Award. She has an MA in Creative Writing (1st, UCC) and is a qualified solicitor. Further information is available at

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