About Annemarie


    Annemarie is an Irish-born short story writer and novelist, now based in London. A former lawyer, she was educated at Trinity College Dublin, where she studied literature, and the Courtauld Institute of Art, London where she gained a Masters in Venetian Renaissance art. 

    Short fiction awards include prizes from Bridport and Fish (judged by Ali Smith and Colum McCann respectively), the Bryan MacMahon award (judged by Christine Dwyer Hickey), the Columbia Journal prize (judged by Robert Olen Butler), a WOW!1 award, the inaugural Posara prize. She was also runner-up in the UPP short FICTION and biennial Michael McLaverty competitions. More on the bio page. Full list of awards and publications here  


    Her first novel, A Parachute in the Lime Tree, was published by The History Press Ireland in 2012. The book is available in paperback and e-book formats, in bookshops and online To read comments from reviewers in the UK, Ireland and the US Reviews  
    Links to full reviews, interviews and Q&As are here 


    Annemarie's short fiction has appeared in anthologies and magazines in the UK, Ireland and the US.  Current projects include a collection of Venice stories inspired by locations and artworks in the city. Her second novel, Siren, is being prepared for submission and she is working on the third.


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