Mary O’Donnell was born in Co Monaghan.
Her poetry collections are Reading the Sunflowers in September (The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon, 1991); Spiderwoman’s Third Avenue Rhapsody (Salmon Poetry, 1993); Unlegendary Heroes (Salmon Publishing, 1998); September Elegies (Belfast, Lapwing Publications, 2003); The Place of Miracles: New & Selected Poems(Dublin, New Island Books, 2006); and The Arc Builders (Todmorden, UK, Arc Publications, 2009).
Her story collections are Strong Pagans (Dublin, Poolebeg, 1991); and Storm Over Belfast (New Island Books, 2008.
Her novels are The Light-Makers (Poolebeg, 1992), which was named The Sunday Tribune Best New Novel of 1992; Virgin and the Boy (Poolebeg, 1996); and The Elysium Testament (London, Trident Press, 1999).
Her awards include the William Aillingham Award, the Listowel Writers’ Week Award, a Hennessy Award and she was twice nominated for an Irish Times/Aer Lingus Literary Award for poetry.
She is a member of Aosdána, and lives in Co Kildare.
Mary O’Donnell’s Website from which her books can be purchased.