An Urgency of Stars – Geraldine Mills, award winning Poet and Writer. Her fiction and poetry is taught in universities in Connecticut, U.S.A. Her first children’s novel titled Gold is forthcoming from Little Island in 2016. www.geraldinemills.com
Geraldine Mills is a poet and short fiction writer who lives in the west of Ireland. She has had two collections of poetry published by Bradshaw Books, Unearthing your Own (2001) and Toil the Dark Harvest (2004)
Arlen House has published her short story collections Lick of the Lizard (2005) and The Weight of Feathers (2007) for which she was awarded an Arts Council Bursary.
She is a recipient of a Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for her third poetry collection An Urgency of Stars published by Arlen House in 2010. Her most recent short story collection Hellkite was published by Arlen House in 2014.
She has won numerous awards for her fiction, including the OKI Award, the Moore Medallion and the RTÉ Guide/Penguin Short Story Competition. She has been a finalist in the William Trevor Short Story Competition and has been shortlisted six times for the Francis MacManus Short Story Competition. She was the Millennium winner of the Hennessy/Tribune Emerging Fiction Award and the overall winner of the New Irish Writer Award for her story ‘Lick of the Lizard’.
In 2011 she toured the United States where she launched a poetry collaboration with New England poet, Lisa C. Taylor, titled ‘The Other Side of Longing (Arlen House 2011) and presented the prestigious Gerson Reading at the University of Connecticut. Her short story collections have been taught at the University of Connecticut and Eastern Connecticut State University.
She is a fiction mentor with NUI Galway and is an online tutor in the short story with Creative Writing Ink. The Arts Council awarded her a second bursary in September, 2015, to work on short fiction. Her first children’s novel Gold will be published by Little Island in 2016.
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