Mary Costello

Costello, Mary

Mary Costello grew up in Galway and now lives in Dublin. Her early stories were published in New Irish Writing and she was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award. In 2012 her collection of stories, The China Factory, was published by Stinging Fly Press and was nominated for the Guardian first book award. Her first novel, Academy Street, won the Eason’s Novel of the Year Prize at the Bord Gais Awards and was named overall Irish Book of the Year 2014. It was also shortlisted for the 2014 Costa first novel prize, and featured on BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime.

She is brought to you in cooperation with Ireland Literature Exchange and the Irish Embassy in Beijing.

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