Fergus Cronin divides his time between his native Dublin and North Connemara. He holds a degree in Chemical Engineering and after a long spell in the business of water treatment he went on to pursue his other abiding interests in life. As a theatre practitioner he has performed Samuel Beckett’s Krapp’s Last Tape (at the Galway and Kilkenny Arts Festivals in 2010) and The Science of Flann O’Brien (at various venues in Ireland, in Paris and in Vienna 2006 to 2012).
He gave readings of James Joyce’s Dubliners and James Plunkett’s Strumpet City for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature ‘One City One Book’ events. For a number of years, he has been committed full time to writing. He completed an MPhil degree in Creative Writing at the Oscar Wilde Centre in TCD in 2014. He was co-editor of Angle a new anthology of writing in 2019 and 2020.
His stories have been published in The Old Art of Lying (an anthology of work from the Oscar Wilde Centre), Surge (a Brandon Books collection of new writing from Ireland), The Irish Times, The Manchester Review and The Lonely Crowd. He was awarded the Maria Edgeworth Short Story Prize in 2022. Night Music, published in 2023 by Doire Press, is a debut collection of short fiction.
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