Photot credit – Emily Quinn.
Michelle Walshe (and that’s Walsh with an ‘e’!) is a writer from Dublin, Ireland.
Her work has been awarded the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award 2020, the Jeannine Cooney Scholarship for excellence in fiction at the Leopardi Writing Conference Italy, 2022, scholarships for writing courses with The Stinging Fly, Curtis Brown Creative UK, The Well Review, the Pat Conroy Centre, Florida, The John Hewitt Summer School, Armagh, The Bronte Parsonage, Haworth, UK and writing residencies in Ireland at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Monaghan, Tin Jug Studio in Birr, and Greywood Arts in Killeagh.
Her work is published in literary journals, anthologies, newspapers, and magazines and has been broadcast on RTE Radio One.
She was the recipient of an Emerging Artist award from Dun Laoghaire County Council in 2021 and has received funding from Creative Ireland and the Arts Council of Ireland.
Her first novel was highly commended in the Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair 2021 and was in the top ten percent of 997 entries in the Cheshire Novel Prize, UK, 2022.
Michelle is an active member of the Irish literary community, she has participated in readings, courses and workshops at the Irish Writers Centre, volunteers for the International Literature Festival, Dalkey Book Festival, Murder One Festival and Roddy Doyle’s Fighting Words.