Helena Mulkerns was born in Dublin and has lived abroad for much of her adult life.
Her first story collection is Ferenji and Other Stories (Inverin, Doire Press, 2016).
Her stories have been shortlisted for the Sunday Tribune Hennessy Literary Award, The Pushcart Prize, and the Francis McManus Short Story Award.
She has edited the anthologies Turbulence (Dublin, Tara Press, 2013) and Red Lamp, Black Piano (Tara Press, 2013).
She has worked as press officer and photographer in UN Peacekeeping operations in Central America, Africa and Afghanistan. Co-founder of the Banshee Arts Collective in New York, in 2009 she founded the Cáca Milis Caberet, which now takes place on an occasional basis in Wexford and Dublin.
She lives in Dublin.
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