03/11/2017

Meadhbh Ní Eadhra wins National Oireachtas literary competition

UEA alumna Meadhbh Ní Eadhra has won first prize in the National Oireachtas literary competition for her unpublished novel Dath. The prize is worth €2,000, and Dath will be published by Leabhair Comhar in 2018. Meadhbh (pictured) graduated from the Creative Writing (Prose Fiction) MA in 2013. She is the author of three other award-winning Irish language books for young people, Rua, Fáinne Fí Fífí, and Faye, which was the winner of an Oireachtas Irish language literary award in 2016 and was published by Leabhair Comhar earlier this year. Meadhbh was the winner of the 2013 Moth Short Story Prize and last year her short story ‘Friday’ was shortlisted for the Over The Edge New Writer of The Year award. She recently began a PhD in Creative Writing at the National University of Ireland Galway

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