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Bernie McGill – Advisory Panel

Bernie McGill is the author of two novels, The Watch House and The Butterfly Cabinet, and of the short story collection Sleepwalkers.

Bernie McGill is the author of two novels, The Butterfly Cabinet and The Watch House which was nominated in 2019 for the Ireland/European Union Prize for Literature.Her short story collection Sleepwalkers was shortlisted in 2014 for the Edge Hill Prize. She has been published in the UK, the US and in translation in Italy and in the Netherlands. Her short fiction has appeared in anthologies Her Other Language, Belfast Stories, The Long Gaze Back, The Glass Shore and Female Lines. She is an award recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland, a former Writer-in-Residence with Libraries NI, and was Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at Queen’s University, Belfast from 2018-2020. She lives in Portstewart with her family, works as a professional mentor with the Irish Writers’ Centre and as a Writer in Schools for Poetry Ireland.


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