Gerry McCullough


Gerry McCullough has been writing poems and stories since childhood. Brought up in north Belfast, she graduated in English and Philosophy from Queen's University, Belfast, then went on to gain an MA in English.

She lives just outside Belfast, in Northern Ireland, has four grown up children and is married to author, media producer and broadcaster, Raymond McCullough, with whom she co-edited the Irish magazine, 'Bread', (published by Kingdom Come Trust), from 1990-96. In 1995 they published a non-fiction book called, 'Ireland - now the good news!'

Over the past few years Gerry has had more than fifty short stories published in UK, Irish and American magazines, anthologies and annuals - as well as broadcast on BBC Radio Ulster - plus poems and articles published in several Northern Ireland and UK magazines. She has also read from her novel, poems and short stories at several Irish literary events.

Gerry won the Cuírt International Literary Award for 2005 (Galway); was shortlisted for the 2008 Brian Moore Award (Belfast); shortlisted for the 2009 Cuírt Award; and commended in the 2009 Seán O'Faolain Short Story Competition, (Cork). Her first full-length Irish novel, 'Belfast Girls,' was published in November 2010. A second thriller-romance novel, 'Danger, Danger,' is available late October, 2011.

The Cuírt Award-winning story, 'Primroses', and the Seán O'Faolain commended story, 'Giving Up', are part of a series of twelve Irish short stories written by Gerry, to be published shortly.

Also in the pipeline are, 'Lady Molly and the Snapper' - a young adult novel set in Dublin; 'Not the End of the World' - a humorous, futuristic, adult fantasy novel; and 'The Seanachie: Tales of Old Seamus' - a first collection of her humorous Irish short stories previously published in an Irish magazine.

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