Mia Gallagher’s debut novel HellFire (Penguin, 2006) was internationally acclaimed and received the Irish Tatler Literature Award 2007. Her prize-winning short fiction has been published in Ireland and abroad and her theatre work has been performed across Ireland, the UK and Europe. Excerpts from her second novel have been published by Oxford University Press, Spolia (US), Colony and by New Island in two recent anthologies (Young Irelanders edited by Dave Lordan, and Lost Between, a dual-language publication in English and Italian). Mia was Writer in Residence with dlr/IADT from 2009-2010 and has received several Arts Council Bursaries for Literature (2008-2014). She has worked as a professional manuscript editor and pitch-writer in film, broadcast TV, print and digital media since the early 1990s and has been facilitating workshops in writing and drama since the late 1990s. Mia has been mentoring and editing prose writers since 2010 and is currently on the Stinging Fly mentoring panel.