Le cois abhainn na Cláidí, faoi scáth na hEaragailei dTír Chonaill atá cónaí ar Mháire Dinny Wren. Foilsíodh dhá bhailiúchán filíochta léi,Ó Bhile go Bile (Coiscéim 2011) agusan leabhar Tine Ghealáin (Éabhlóid 2019) a bhí ainmnithe do Ghradam Uí Shuilleabháin ag Oireachtas na Gaeilge 2020.Foilsíodh cnuasach gearrscéalta léi, Go mbeinnse choíche saor (Éabhlóid2016). Tá scéalta dá cuid sa chnuasacht Go dtí an lá bán (Éabhlóid 2012) agus scéal léi, Sámhnas Shábha, sa chnuasachtBláth na dTulach(Éabhlóid 2020). Tá dánta léi foilsithe in irisí ar nós Comhar, Duillí Éireann, Feasta, an tUltach agus Poetry Ireland Review.
Máire Dinny Wren is from Gaoth Dobhair in county Donegal and she writes poetry and short fiction. Prior to returning home in 1999, Máire lived in London for twenty-one years, where she was a member of the Green Ink Writers group.
Máire’s first collection of short stories, Go mbeinnse choíche saor, was published by Éabhlóid in 2015. In these stories Máire gives voice to a wide range of characters; characters that might otherwise be overlooked. Some of her previous short fiction was included in the collection Go dtí an lá bán, also published by Éabhlóid.
Máire has received numerous awards for her stories, including Duais Fhoras na Gaeilge at The Listowel Writers’ week in 2010 for Ag Téarnamh chun Baile. A radio adaption of the story Thar an Tairseach was broadcast by Drama on One, RTÉ Radio One and was shortlisted for the Prix Europa 2013 award in Berlin for best radio drama. Máire has published two collections of poems. The first, Ó Bhile go Bile, was published by Coiscéim in 2011. Her second poetry collection, Tine Ghealáin, published by Éabhlóid in 2019 was shortlisted for the Oireachtas na Gaeilge, Gradam Uí Shuilleabháin Award 2020.
Her poems and short stories have been broadcast on RTÉ One, RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta, Raidió Fáilte and BBC Radio Ulster and have been published in publications such as Poetry Ireland Review, Irish Pages, Comhar, an tUltach, Feasta and the Winners’ Anthology 2010 of the Listowel Writers’ Week.
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