Nessa O’Mahony

Nessa O’Mahony, Ennis Book Club Festival

Nessa O’Mahony was born in Dublin, Ireland. She has published four books of poetry – Bar Talk, appeared (1999), Trapping a Ghost (2005), In Sight of Home (2009) and Her Father’s Daughter (2014).

Arlen House published her debut work of crime fiction, The Branchman, in 2018. She completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at Bangor University in 2006. She is a recipient of three literature bursaries from the Arts Council and was Writer Fellow at the John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies in UCD in 2008/09. She edited a special issue on Irish poetry for the Dutch journal, De Brakke Hond.  In 2016, she co-edited with poet Siobhan Campbell a book of critical essays on the work of Eavan Boland – Eavan Boland: Inside History is published by Arlen House. In 2017, she co-edited with poet Paul Munden Metamorphic: 21st Century Poets Respond to Ovid. She produces and presents a monthly podcast for writers called The Attic Sessions.