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www.irishwriters-online.com/maryodonnell.html


Mary O'Donnell was born in Co Monaghan.
Her poetry collections are Reading the Sunflowers in September (The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon, 1991); Spiderwoman's Third Avenue Rhapsody (Salmon Poetry, 1993); Unlegendary Heroes (Salmon Publishing, 1998); and September Elegies (Belfast, Lapwing Publications, 2003).

She is the author of a collection of short stories, Strong Pagans (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1991), and three novels, The Light-Makers (Poolebeg, 1992), which was named The Sunday Tribune Best New Novel of 1992; Virgin and the Boy (Poolebeg, 1996); and The Elysium Testament (London, Trident Press, 1999).

Her awards include the William Aillingham Award, the Listowel Writers' Week Award, a Hennessy Award and she was twice nominated for an Irish Times/Aer Lingus Literary Award for poetry.
She is a member of Aosdána, and lives in Co Kildare.

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