Nessa O’Mahony (Ireland). In her capacity as an Open University Tutor, Nessa has conducted creative writing workshops at the John Hewitt International Summer School for over a decade. She read at the 2017 Summer School, alongside her Open University Colleagues, Siobhan Campbell and Maureen Boyle, and in 2007 alongside Kapka Kassabova.
Nessa was born in Dublin and lives in Rathfarnham where she works as a freelance teacher and writer of poetry and fiction. She has published five poetry collections, the latest being The Hollow Woman on the Island (Salmon Poetry, 2019). She has edited and several co-edited anthologies and, with Siobhan Campbell, has edited a book of criticism on the work of Eavan Boland. The Branchman, a crime thriller set in the aftermath of the Irish Civil War, was published by Arlen House in 2018. Nessa presents The Attic Sessions, a literary podcast, which she produces with her husband.
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