Elizabeth (EM) Reapy is an Irish writer and tutor. She is currently a Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Writer-In-Residence.
Her debut novel ‘Red Dirt’ is published by Head of Zeus is available in all bookshops or online here: https://www.easons.com/red-dirt-em-reapy-9781784974640
Awards and Achievements:
Selected as a Dublin UNESCO City of Literature Writer-in-Residence, November 2017/2018.
Awarded Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, September 2017.
Shortlisted for Hennessy New Irish Writing Emerging Fiction Award, March 2017.
Shortlisted for 2017 Kate O’Brien Award.
Winner 2016 Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year at the Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Awards for Red Dirt.
Nominated for Best Author in 2016 STELLAR Shine Awards.
Hennessy New Irish Writing (short story) winner in May 2016.
Featured in The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers (New Island Books, ed. Sinead Gleeson) September 2015.
Shortlisted 2014 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award.
Winner 2014 Open Mic ‘Best Reader’ Culture Night Galway.
Shortlisted RTÉ Guide / Penguin Ireland 2014 Short Story Competition.
Awarded an Arts Council Literature Bursary, 2013, for debut novel ‘RED DIRT.’
Selected as the Irish entrant to PEN International / New Voices Award 2013, work translated into French and Spanish for the award.
1 of 6 writers longlisted for the PEN International / New Voices Award.
Shortlisted for Irish Times ‘Legends of the Fall’ series, September 2013.
’30 under 30’ chosen as Paperback of the Week in The Irish Times, March 2013.
Longlisted for RTE/Filmbase Short Film Awards 2012; 2013.
Compiled and edited two ebooks and a print version (in association with Doire Press) ’30 under 30: A Selection of Short Fiction by Thirty Young Irish Writers.’
Received an Arts Council Travel and Training Award, 2012, for Australian residency.
Selected for Tyrone Guthrie’s Exchange Residency in Varuna, Australia, 2012.
Pushcart Prize nominee, 2012.
No. 1 Irish Literature and Global Literature podcast, iTunes, May 2012, with short story ‘Getting Better.’ Recorded in association with podcasts.ie.
Awarded Mayo Arts Council Tyrone Guthrie Regional Bursary 2011.
MA in Creative Writing from Queen’s University, (graduated 2009) under the mentorship of Glenn Patterson and Ian Sansom.
Published nationally and internationally; performed work in Ireland, the UK, USA, Australia, Argentina, New Zealand.
Founding director of Shore Writers’ Festival (2012, 2013) in Sligo for young and emerging talent.
Photo Credit: http://www.ivereadthat.com/