Sarah Moore Fitzgerald

The London Magazine Short Story Prize 2022

Matamoros, July 1846 https://www.thelondonmagazine.org/news-short-story-prize-2022-sarah-moore-fitzgerald-wins-first-place-for-her-story-matamoros-july-1846/

Small Girl, Red Flowers

Radio Essay, broadcast on RTE's Sunday Miscellany

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Sarah is the author of seven novels for children and young adults. She's been shortlisted for the Waterstones prize, the Irish Book Awards, CBI book of the year and has received a Kirkus star in the US for exceptional merit in children's literature. Her work has been adapted for the stage and translated into over 18 different languages.
A writer and academic, she's a professor at the University of Limerick. She has a research background in psychology, organisational behaviour and pedagogy and was Ireland's first chair of the National Forum for the enhancement of teaching and learning in higher education. She was UL's Dean of Teaching and Learning from 1999 to 2009 and Associate Vice President academic (2009-2017).
Since 2017 she's merged her academic and creative practice to join UL's creative writing team and has recently become part of a Children's Books Ireland National project: 'every child a reader'. She's voluntary project manager and leader of an arts council-funded project called 'Walls of Limerick' and through this work is providing mentoring and professional development support for writers from disadvantaged and marginalised backgrounds.
She works with UL colleagues Prof Joseph O'Connor, Donal Ryan, Eoin Devereux and Kit De Waal to provide and develop exciting creative writing offerings including the MA in Creative Writing, UL's Creative Writing Winter school and more.
The Apple Tart of Hope, Kirkus

The Apple Tart of Hope, Kirkus

'A roadmap for keeping hope alive' Kirkus

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Back to Blackbrick

Back to Blackbrick

'Tackles one of the great social and medical issues of our time, eloquently, sensitively and with knowing humour' Rebecca Wood

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The List of Real Things

The List of Real Things

Completely beguiling, and funny and tender and wise, with a heart as big and deep as the sea' Piers Torday

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A Strange Kind of Brave

A Strange Kind of Brave

'Poignant, gripping and with a twist you won't see coming' Louise O'Neill

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All The Money In The World

All The Money In The World

'Great storytelling by a deservedly acclaimed Irish author' Nicolette Jones, Sunday Times

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