cropped-ellen-and-felix.jpgEllen is an award winning writer, researcher, sociologist (PhD) and blogger. She lives in Dublin with Emmet and their five boys. Her first novel, published by Quercus, is out in June 2022. She is represented by literary agent Ivan Mulcahy of MMB Creative (London)

Awards and achievements

  • Shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Awards March 2018
  • Nominee for The Pushcart Prize 2021
  • Shortlisted for Words by Water, Kinsale Literary Festival October 2020
  • Winner – Hennessy New Irish Writing Short Story Competition February 2017 Published in The Irish Times
  • Shortlisted for the Inaugural Sunday Business Post/Penguin Ireland Short Story Award March 2016
  • Winner – Original Writing Short Story Competition August 2015 – story published in anthology
  • Shortlisted in Francis MacManus Short Story Competition 2013 – story broadcast on RTÉ radio 1
  • Winner – Creative Writing Ink Short Story Competition June 2014, Story published online
  • Longlisted in RTÉ Guide/Penguin Ireland Short Story Competition three times – 2012, 2013 and 2015
  • Longlisted in Fish Flash Fiction Competition 2013
  • Published in Crannóg 46 Autumn 2017 and Crannóg 53 Autumn 2020
  • Winner – Royal Irish Academy (Social Science Research Council) Award for academic writing
  • Open Postgraduate Scholarship Award UCD
  • Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences Postgraduate Scholarship Award (2001-2003)
  • Institute for the Study of Social Change Fellowship Award (2001-2003)
  • PhD Sociology of Humour Awarded April 2004
  • M.Soc.Sc. First Class Honours 1997

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  1. Hi ellen….remember me!!!

    just love your writing….hilariously funny and entertaining….I chuckled my way through it….I remember once saying to you that id love to read some of your writing so thank you!!!!very best of luck…real talent.

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