Mia Gallagher writes novels, stories and non-fiction, and has devised, written and performed for the stage. Her novels are HellFire (Penguin Ireland, 2006), awarded the Irish Tatler Women of the Year Literature Award 2007, and Beautiful Pictures of the Lost Homeland (New Island, 2016), long-listed for the Republic of Consciousness Award 2017. Her award-winning short fiction was collected in Shift (New Island, 2018), which was also shortlisted for the 2018 Irish Book Awards and longlisted for the 2019 Edge Hill Award. Recently she appeared in anthologies The Globe and Scales, The Music of What Happens and Encounters in Greek and Irish Literature (all 2020). For the interdisciplinary project Metamorphosis (2020 Ennis Book Club Festival), Mia curated an exhibition from the Arts Council’s Collection of Visual Art, creating a new story Relict in response, which was published as an illustrated chapbook. Mia features in the 2021 Addressing the Nations project commissioned by the Centre Culturel Irlandais, and is collaborating on a stage adaptation of HellFire commissioned by Guna Nua Theatre Company. She is a contributing editor with the Stinging Fly, and a member of Aosdána. She is currently developing a new novel.