Donaldson, Moyra

Moyra Donaldson
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Moyra Donaldson was born in Co down in 1956.

Her collections are Kissing Ghosts (Belfast, Lapwing Publications, 1995); Snakeskin Stilettos (Belfast, Lagan Press 1998/New Jersey, CavanKerry Press, 2002); Beneath the Ice (Belfast, Lagan Press 2001); The Horse’s Nest (Lagan Press, 2006); and Miracle Fruit (Lagan Press, 2010).

Winner of the Allingham Award and the National Women’s Poetry Competition, she was awarded a Bursary from the Arts Council Northern Ireland in 2000. She has received three awards from the ACNI, the most recent being a major Artist Career Enhancement Award in 2010. In 2001 she received the Year of the Artist Award from Belfast City Council.

A former literary editor for Fortnight Magazine, she also writes for stage and screen and has edited a number of anthologies.

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