Monday, April 16, 2012

good news...

The ROPES Team are launching the 20th Issue at the Cúirt International Festival of Literature on 26 April 5 pm in Busker Brownes, Galway. It will be launched by Marina Carr. I'm thrilled that my story, Saving Grace will be published in this issue. If I can wangle my way to Galway I will, I love Marina Carrs writing, the rich midlands Gothic, dark language, and earthy female characters.
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The Hennessy Literary Awards are on Tuesday 24th, and my poem made the Emerging Poetry shortlist! (Cocktail dresses for the women, and suits for the men, I wish it was the other way around, wish I was a man. Please tell me I'm not the only one who had to google 'cocktail dress'! How is a cocktail dress different to any other kind of dress?) Anyway, I'll bring my camera, and a sack and report back :)
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And finally, (I know - me, me, me...) saving the best bit till last - as a result of the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair I've just signed with The Book Bureau Literary Agency, and am thrilled to be represented by the wonderful Ger Nichols. So thanks to the Irish Writers Centre, and thanks to Ger for taking me on:)

17 comments:

Michael Farry said...

That's a lot of good news in one post! Well done indeed!!

Máire T. Robinson said...

Absolutely brilliant news, Niamh! So exciting. Congratulations!

And I also had to google cocktail dress. State. Looking forward to seeing you next week!

Words A Day said...

Thanks Michael...I know:)I'm delighted.


Máire
Thanks:) So glad I'm not the only one! See you there:)

Theresa Milstein said...

I knew it was coming. I knew it. I knew it! I'm so excited! Thrilled! Elated! Since the moment I read your first piece, I knew this day would come. YaY!!!!!

Congratulations!

WOMEN RULE WRITER said...

Wow - fantastic, Niamh!!! Go you!!

Brigid said...

Good for you, Niamh.
A cocktail dress? That should be a great night, enjoy:)

Old Kitty said...

Beautiful and amazing Niamh!! Oh you STAR!!!! OH WOW!!!

Oh this is wonderful wonderful news!! Oh yay!!!

I want to crack open a bottle of bubbly! If only I had one! LOL! Ok, I'll just have to do a HAPPY DANCE then and fling my arms about and go "YAYAYAYYAYAYAYAYYAY!"

Take care
x

Emerging Writer said...

Brilliant Niamh!

Niamh B said...

Wow, that is fabulous Niamh, all 3 counts of great... well done!!!

Órfhlaith Foyle said...

Brilliant news Niamh!Congratulations!

Brian Kirk said...

Well done Niamh on all counts! Things are certainly on the move for you.

Words A Day said...

thanks everyone, its really lovely to get these congrats :)

Peter Goulding said...

Good Lord Niamh, that's enough good news for a whole year. This could well be the Year of the Niamh! Brilliant!

valeriesirr said...

Huge congrats on all of that. You're a brilliant writer and it's well deserved :)

Louise said...

OMG - What a list for what a girl, even if she is struggling with the concept of a cocktail dress, or perhaps especially because of it! WOW - you go you good thing you:) Delighted for you and well deserved. X

martine said...

So wear a suit if that's more comfortable, who makes these rules anyway? Congratulations, have a great time.
much love
martine

nibby said...

WOW...niamh,cant believe i saw you most sat mornings in library and not a word mentioned,Many congrats to you....only coming across your blog after seeing it on facebook so i will be spending my time catching up on reading here.