Eileen Casey

Snow Shoes


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‘Rooted in the quotidian – a supermarket, a travelling salesman, a couple on a beach holiday – but full of wisdom, humanity and sly humour.  It may be the title of one of her stories, but Eileen Casey is herself The Genuine Article’

– Deirdre Madden

Macaw is a story that vividly, yet with tremendous subtlety and control, describes the tension between a teenage daughter’s burgeoning sexuality and a mother’s coming to terms with a terrible secret’

– Derek Johns, Hennessy Literary Award Judge

Eileen Casey is a fiction writer, poet and journalist originally from the Midlands and now living in Tallaght, Co. Dublin. Her debut poetry collection, Drinking the Colour Blue, was published by New Island in 2008. Her fiction and prose awards include: the 2010 Irish Independent/Hennessy Literary Award in Emerging Fiction, the South Tipperary Festival Prize, Listowel Writers’ Week Short Fiction Award, the Maria Edgeworth Fiction Award, the Cecil Day Lewis Award and the Golden Pen Prize. She holds a BA (Hons) in Humanities from Dublin City University and in 2012 graduated with distinction from the M.Phil in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin.