Writer-in-Residence 2017

Farmleigh are delighted to announce that their Writer in Residence for 2017 is Mia Gallagher.

Based in Dublin, Ireland, she is the author of two widely acclaimed novels: HellFire (Penguin Ireland, 2006) which received the Irish Tatler Literature Award (2007), and Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland (New Island, 2016), which was longlisted for the inaugural Republic of Consciousness Award (UK, 2016) and featured in the Irish Times Book Club (February 2017).

Mia’s short fiction has been published and anthologised in the US, UK, Ireland, Italy and Canada, winning the START award (2005) and shortlisted for Hennessy, Fish and Trevor/Bowen Awards.

Mia was guest-editor of the Stinging Fly’s special Winter 2016/2017 issue Fear & Fantasy, and her essays and reviews have appeared in many publications including Beyond the Centre (New Island, 2016), The Irish Times, The Stinging Fly and Architecture Ireland (forthcoming).

A recipient of several Literature Bursaries from the Arts Council of Ireland, Mia has enjoyed many terms as writer-in-residence in various contexts, including universities, schools and in prison.

She is delighted to have been appointed 2017 Writer-in-Residence at Farmleigh and is looking forward to working with the team there on an exciting programme of events over the next six months.

Mia Gallagher

  • Mia Gallagher (photographed by Robbie Fry)