Lauren Foley is Irish/Australian. Her stories are published internationally. Credits include: Overland, The Irish Times, Lighthouse, Gorse and No Alibis.
She worked for many years as a university teacher in Ireland, the UK and Australia.
Lauren is queer. She also has Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and is disabled, owing to this the majority of her writing is dictated.
‘K-K-K’ won the inaugural Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize with Overland Literary Journal (2015) and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year (2016).
She was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year (2016-17) and nominated for the Pushcart Prize (2017-18).
Lauren is from and lives in North County Dublin, her unpublished debut short fiction collection—Polluted Sex—was awarded a 2018 Artist’s Bursary from Fingal County Council.
She is the recipient of two Varuna Fellowships, two Tyrone Guthrie Residencies and a Cill Rialaig Residency.
Lauren was awarded a prestigious €20,000 Next Generation Artist’s Award in Literature, 2018-19, from The Arts Council of Ireland.