Lauren

Selfie-–-Overland-–-K-K-K-150x150Lauren Foley is Irish, and Australian (enough).

Her first publication was the short story Squiggly Arse Crack in the 2014 Margaret River Anthology. Lauren has fiction published or forthcoming in AUS/NZ/UK/IRL.

She won Highly Commended South Australian Entry in Lip Magazine’s 2014 Rachel Funari Prize for Fiction. Lauren was shortlisted for the 2015 Overland Story Wine Prize. She was also shortlisted for the 2015 Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award, and was longlisted for the same in 2014.

Lauren won the inaugural Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize with Overland Literary Journal and was Highly Commended in the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award in 2016.

She was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Writing.ie Short Story of the Year, 2016, and is currently shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award with The Irish Times, 2017.

Lauren is working on a short story collection—Polluted Sex—which speaks to constructs of femininity in Ireland at the turn of the last century. She was awarded a 2016 Varuna Residential Writer’s Fellowship for this work.

Lauren has Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE).

She lives in Skerries, County Dublin.

A CV of her writing achievements to date is available here.

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