Elaine Feeney with Darragh Kelly

Elaine Feeney writes poetry, fiction, and non-fiction. She has published three poetry collections including The Radio was Gospel and Rise. Her debut novel As You Were won the Dalkey Emerging Writer Prize, The Kate O’ Brien Prize, Society of Authors’ McKitterick Prize, and was shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and for the Rathbones-Folio Prize.

Her second novel, How to Build a Boat was published in 2023 and was longlisted for The Booker Prize, shortlisted for Novel of the Year at Irish Book Awards and won Tatler’s Literature Award, 2023. Feeney’s short fiction was published in The Art of The Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories and she has published widely including The Paris Review, The Stinging Fly, The Moth, Poetry Review and The Guardian.

A new collection, All the Good Things You Deserve is forthcoming in 2024. She lectures at University of Galway.

Elaine will be speaking with Darragh Kelly at this event. Darragh is a native of Tulsk, Co. Roscommon. He is Communications Officer in Roscommon County Council, having previously worked as a Journalist with the Longford News and Roscommon Herald newspapers. He has also worked as a broadcast journalist with Shannonside FM. An English and History graduate from University College Dublin, Darragh also holds an MA in Personal and Management Coaching from University College Cork.

Darragh has twice had stories broadcast on the popular RTE Radio 1 programme Sunday Miscellany.

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