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Siobhán Mannion, writer

Siobhán Mannion was born in Ireland and grew up in Cambridge, England. Her family is from Clifden, Co Galway.

She has won awards for short fiction and radio drama, and her stories and essays have appeared in Irish and international publications including Granta, Winter Papers, Banshee, Eighteen Bridges, Stand, The Moth, and The Long Gaze Back and Silver Threads of Hope anthologies.

She has undertaken artist residencies in Ireland and the US: at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan; the Heinrich Böll cottage, Achill, Co Mayo; and The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire.

Her honours include a MacDowell Colony fellowship, the Hennessy First Fiction and New Irish Writer of the Year awards, and two awards from The Arts Council of Ireland to travel to the US: to attend the Iowa Summer Writing Festival in 2008, and The MacDowell Colony in 2013.

She is the 2016 Wildcard Fellow at La Muse, France.

Siobhán has a degree in English and French from Trinity College, and a Master's in Film from UCD. She lives in Dublin, where she works as a radio producer in RTÉ, and is currently completing a first collection of stories.


'Five Things Right Now', Granta online, July 2016.

'In Conversation' with Nuala O'Connor, Granta online, June 2016.

'One Beach, Two Bridges', essay in Eighteen Bridges magazine, Vol. 7, Winter 2013, ed. Curtis Gillespie.

'Twelve Writers Go On Record', International Record Store Day, Irish Writers Centre, Dublin, April 2013.

'The Big Picture', radio play commissioned for RTÉ Radio 1's Short Form Drama season, produced by Kevin Brew, December 2011.
Winner of the World Bronze Medal for 'Best Writing' at the New York Festivals International Radio Awards, April 2012.

'The Present' in The Clifden Anthology, marking 35 years of the Clifden Arts Week festival, September 2012, ed. Brendan Flynn.

'Peggy's House', radio essay for Sunday Miscellany broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1, published in the book of the series (New Island), ed. Marie Heaney.


Banshee launch readings, with Amy Blythe, Rachel Coventry, Katie McDermott, Rosamund Taylor and Adam Trodd, Books Upstairs, Dublin, October 2016.

Reading with Donal Ryan, Clifden Arts Week, Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway, September 2016.

Granta 135: New Irish Writing, launch readings with Colin Barrett, Sara Baume, John Connell, Sally Rooney & William Wall, introduced by Sigrid Rausing, Cúirt International Festival of Literature, Galway, April 2016.

The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, readings & panel discussion with Christine Dwyer Hickey, Lisa McInerney & Sinéad Gleeson (chair), Ennis Book Club Festival, Co Clare, March 2016.

Silver Threads of Hope, readings & panel discussion with Sinéad Gleeson, Peter Murphy & Jim Carroll (chair), Banter at Other Voices, Dingle, Co Kerry, December 2012.

Silver Threads of Hope, panel discussion with Roddy Doyle, Declan Hughes & Sinéad Gleeson (chair), Dublin Book Festival, Smock Alley Theatre, November 2012.

Readings at Clifden Arts Week, Station House Theatre, Clifden, Co Galway, September 2012 & 2011.

Franco-Irish Literary Festival, Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year public interview with Ciaran Carty, Dublin Castle, April 2012.

Sunday Miscellany Live with readers Denise Blake, Geraldine Mills, Mary O'Malley, Gerard Smyth and Bill Whelan, music performed by Zoe Conway, John McIntyre, Morgan Crowley, Bill Whelan, John O'Conor, Fiachra O'Regan, Marie Walsh, John Gerard Walsh, Emma Kane and Plunkett O'Toole, produced by Clíodhna Ní Anluain, Clifden Arts Week, Station House Theatre, September 2011.

Hennessy Literary Awards panel, readings with Eileen Casey, Aifric McGlinchey & Ciaran Carty (chair), Mindfield International Festival of Ideas, Merrion Square, Dublin, April 2011.

Literary Agent:

Emma Paterson,
Rogers, Coleridge & White,
20 Powis Mews,
London, W11 1JN.

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