Lauren Foley awarded Next Generation grant from the Arts Council of Ireland

Lauren Foley has been awarded a grant of €20,000 by the Irish Arts Council for her to work on her book, provisionally entitled The Dark Place.

Lauren Foley is Irish/Australian. Her stories are published internationally. She has Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) and is disabled; the majority of her writing is dictated. Lauren has been awarded a Varuna Fellowship, Tyrone Guthrie Residency, Cill Rialaig Residency, and Fingal Arts funding. In 2016, ‘K-K-K’ won the Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize with Overland Literary Journal and was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards Short Story of the Year. She was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year in 2017; and is currently nominated for The Pushcart Prize. She is represented by Sallyanne Sweeney.

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