Irish writer Maureen Gallagher won first prize in the Hanna Greally Short Story Award in 2017. In 2018, she was shortlisted for the Benedict Kiely Short Story Award, RTE’s Write By The Sea Short Story Award , runner-up in the Limnisa Short Story Award and longlisted for both the Hastings Novel and Short Story Awards. In 2019, she was shortlisted for the Jonathan Swift Poetry Award and one of ten longlisted for the Harper Collins 2019 Crime Novel Award.
‘Poems of love and of politics and, on occasion, the politics of love and the love of politics. Biting satire coexist alongside poems of lyrical beauty.’ – WOS.
Anthology 1, a showcase collection, published in 2004 by Ainnir.
‘Maureen Gallagher shows her ear ear for the tonal possibilities of words and, by concentrating in the main on single images,discovers the power of extended metaphors.’ – Pat Boran (Preface to Anthology 1).