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Geraldine Mills Biographical Note

A native of Galway, on the west coast of Ireland, Geraldine Mills is a poet and short fiction writer. She has had two collections of poetry published by Bradshaw Books, Unearthing your Own (2001) and Toil the Dark Harvest (2004).

Arlen House has published her three short story collections Lick of the Lizard (2005) and The Weight of Feathers (2007) for which she was awarded an Arts Council Bursary. Hellkite was published in 2014, for which she received an Individual Artist's Award and a bursary to the Tyrone Guthrie Centre from Galway County Council to finish the collection.

She is a recipient of a Katherine Kavanagh Fellowship for her third poetry collection An Urgency of Stars published by Arlen House in 2010. She was the Millennium winner of the Hennessy/Tribune Emerging Fiction Award and the overall winner of the New Irish Writer Award for her story Lick of the Lizard. She was the inaugural winner of the RTÉ Guide/Penguin short story competition, 2010.

Culture Ireland and the Arts Council have supported her many trips to the United States where she has read and facilitated workshops. In 2011 she launched a poetry collaboration with New England poet, Lisa C. Taylor, titled The Other Side of Longing (Arlen House 2011) in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York.

She is a creative writing mentor with NUI Galway, an online turor with Creative Writin Ink and a member of Poetry Ireland's Writers in schools' scheme.

Her children's novel titled Gold was published in 2016 by Little Island. She is currently working on her second children's novel.


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