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 2015 (UK). Her second collection of linked short fiction, LIBERTY TERRACE, was published by Doire Press in October 2021. She has recently completed her first novel, FEELING SAVAGE. Her new project is a novel set in France and Ireland.

Madeleine is a recipient of the Hennessy Literary Award for First Fiction and the overall Hennessy Literary Award for New Irish Writer, as well as a number of other awards. She has participated in many literary events and has been awarded residencies at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre and Heinrich Böll Cottage. In 2021 she was appointed to the Arts Council of Ireland Peer Panel.

Since January 2017, she co-curates Fiction at the Friary, a free monthly fiction event in Cork City, with fellow-writer Danielle McLaughlin.

She is a qualified solicitor and holds an MA in Creative Writing (1.1., UCC, 2014).

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