Laura-Blaise McDowell holds an MA in Creative Writing (UCD). Her work has appeared in numerous publications including in the anthology Still Worlds Turning from No Alibis Press. She's been longlisted for the Hinterland Prize for Nonfiction, and shortlisted for the Doolin Writers' Competition and the Benedict Kiely Short Story Award. In 2019, two of her stories were longlisted for the Writing.ie Short Story of the Year Award, with Balloon Animals making the shortlist. She has fiction forthcoming in Sonder and Fly on the Wall Press magazine.
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