Alan McMonagle is a writer living in Galway, Ireland. He holds an MA in Writing from National University of Ireland, Galway. He has received awards for his work from the Professional Artists’ Retreat in Yaddo (New York), the Fundación Valparaiso (Spain), the Banff Centre for Creativity (Canada) and the Arts Council of Ireland.
He has published two collections of short stories, Psychotic Episodes (Arlen House, 2013) and Liar Liar (Wordsonthestreet, 2008) and contributed stories to many journals in Ireland and North America including The Valparaiso Fiction Review, Natural Bridge, Grain, Prairie Fire, The Penny Dreadful and The Stinging Fly.
Early in 2014, his radio play, Oscar Night, was produced and broadcast as part of RTE’s Drama on One season.He is also a contributor to the anthology, Young Irelanders (ed. Dave Lordan, New Island, 2015).
In November 2015 he signed a two-book deal with Picador and his first novel, Ithaca, is published in March, 2017.