Gráinne O’Hare is originally from Belfast and is currently an English Literature PhD candidate of eighteenth-century studies at Newcastle University. Her fiction has been published by Severine and Púca Magazine. She has also been shortlisted for the Bridport Short Story Prize (2020) and the RTE Radio 1 Short Story Competition (2021). Her story ‘Like to a Double Cherry’ came third in the 2021 Benedict Kiely Short Story Competition. She is currently working on her first collection of short fiction.
‘I’m honoured and absolutely delighted to receive a Northern Debut Award for Fiction; my head is on fire with stories that I can’t wait to tell and I’m so looking forward to working more on these in the coming year.’