Adam Marek’s short story collection, Instruction manual for swallowing, is published by Comma Press and was nominated for the Frank O’Connor Prize. His stories have appeared in Prospect magazine, the British Council’s New Writing and several anthologies from Comma Press. www.adammarek.co.uk
Adam Wyeth is from Sussex. A teacher of Creative Writing at Cork’s Tig Fili, his poetry has appeared in several magazines and in the anthology for children, Something Beginning with P (O’Brien Press, 2004). He has produced a CD of Desmond O’Grady reading a selection of his poems and last year he made a film about the poet, which was screened at The Cork Film Festival.
Adrian Crowley lives in Dublin. He contributed drawings to early issues of The Stinging Fly. He has recorded four albums, the most recent being Long Distance Swimmer (Tin Angel, 2007), which was shortlisted for the Choice Music Prize.
Adrian Duncan’s debut novel ‘Love Notes from a German Building Site’ won the 2019 John McGahern Book Prize. His second novel ‘A Sabbatical in Leipzig’, published by The Lilliput Press, was shortlisted for the 2021 Kerry Novel of the Year. His third novel, ‘The Geometer Lobachevsky’, will appear in 2022.
Afric McGlinchey’s collection, ‘The lucky star of hidden things’, was published by Salmon in 2012. She won the 2010 Hennessy Poetry Award and 2012 Northern Liberties Poetry Prize (USA), and was placed, commended and shortlisted in a number of competitions. Afric lives in West Cork. www.africmcglinchey.com
Aidan Mathews recently published Charlie Chaplin’s Wishbone, a suite of stories some of which are set in the 1960s. He was ten years old in the fiftieth jubilee year of the Easter Rising. He is much older now.
Aidan O’Donoghue was born in Cork in 1980. His fiction has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Stinging Fly and The Tangerine. He is working on his first collection of stories. He lives in Fermoy, Co. Cork.
A.L. Kennedy has written four collections of short fiction, four novels, two books of non-fiction and a variety of journalism, including a column for The Guardian. She has won a number of literary prizes. She also writes for the stage, radio, film and TV.
A.M. Cousins’ poetry has been published in The Stinging Fly, The SHoP, The Honest Ulsterman, The Irish Literary Review and The Best New British and Irish Poets 2017 (Eyewear Publishing). Her work was Highly Commended in the Patrick Kavanagh Competition 2015 and 2016, and she featured in Poetry Ireland’s Introduction Series, 2016. She also writes memoir and local history essays and is a regular reader on “Sunday Miscellany.”
A.M. Hand lives in Dublin. A visual artist with an abiding affection for the written word, she was the poetry winner of the 2013 Golden Pen Competition.