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Siobhán Mannion’s 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 Galway Stories: 2020 anthologies.  She has also written drama, fiction and non-fiction pieces for radio.

She has undertaken artist residencies in Ireland and abroad: at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan; the Heinrich Böll cottage, Achill, Co Mayo, and MacDowell in the US.  She was the 2016 Wildcard Fellow at La Muse, France.

Her honours include a Literature Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland, two Hennessy Awards, a MacDowell fellowship and two New York Festivals Radio Awards.

Siobhán was born in Ireland and grew up in Cambridge, England.  Her family is from Clifden, Co Galway.  She has a degree in English and French from Trinity College, and a Master's in Film from UCD.

She lives in Dublin, where she was a radio producer in RTÉ for many years and now works freelance.  Programmes she has produced include: The Book on One; the Francis MacManus short story competition; Arena; The Reading List with John Kelly; William Trevor: A Celebration; the PJ O’Connor Radio Drama Awards; WB Yeats: Sex, Death and the State of the Nation; The Arts Show; The Dave Fanning Show and Rattlebag.

She is a Professional Member of the Irish Writers Centre, available for One-to-One Mentoring, and is currently completing work on a collection of stories.


Host of Writing from the West featuring Kevin Barry, Louise Kennedy and Una Mannion, at the Cairde festival, Hawk’s Well Theatre, Sligo, Tuesday 6 July 2021.

RTÉ Culture piece on the radio play 'Small Bones', February 2021.

Banshee ‘Best of 2016’ reading list, December 2016.

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.


The Word, reading with Mary Costello, Sligo Central Library, Wednesday 26 February 2020.

Miscellany 50, a festival celebrating fifty years of the Sunday Miscellany radio series, Project Arts Centre, Dublin, December 2018. Broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Wednesday 7 August 2019.

RTÉ Radio 1 Arena special on The Long Gaze Back, celebrating the Dublin: One City, One Book festival, presented by Seán Rocks. With Anne Enright, Christine Dwyer Hickey, June Caldwell and editor Sinéad Gleeson, Monday 16 April 2018.

A Feast of Female Voices from The Long Gaze Back, with June Caldwell, Mary Costello and Sinéad Gleeson, as part of the Dublin: One City, One Book festival, Pembroke Library, Dublin, Tuesday 10 April 2018.

Sunday Miscellany Live at Christmas with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra, National Concert Hall, Dublin. Produced by Sarah Binchy. Broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on Sunday 18 December 2016.

Banshee Vol 3 launch, 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 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 interview with Ciaran Carty, Dublin Castle, April 2012.

Sunday Miscellany Live, produced by Clíodhna Ní Anluain, Clifden Arts Week, Station House Theatre, September 2011.

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


Siobhán is represented by Emma Paterson at Aitken Alexander Associates