Meadhbh Ní Eadhra

Meadhbh Ní Eadhra

Meadhbh Ní Eadhra lives in An Spidéal, Co. Galway. Having garnered a first class honours degree in English and Irish Literature in 2010, she is now working as a journalist with the national weekly Gaelscéal. Meadhbh is already an accomplished writer. Over the last number of years she has been a regular columnist with the Irish language newspapers Lá, Lá Nua and Foinse. Her first novel for children, Rua, was published in 2003 and her subsequent prize-winning work for teenagers, the novella Fáinne Fí Fífí was published by MÓINÍN in 2008.

Meadhbh has won numerous Oireachtas literary awards for her prose, poetry and journalistic writings. Indeed, 2006 saw her win no fewer than five Oireachtas awards. In 2006-2007, under the then Bord na Leabhar Gaeilge ‘Scéim na nOidí’ initiative, she was designated the writer Ré Ó Laighléis as a mentor to develop her writing skills. That training period resulted in the writing of her novella Fáinne Fí Fífí, which was published by MÓINÍN in 2008. Fáinne Fí Fífí was subsequently shortlisted for the Oireachtas ‘2008 Book of the Year for Younger Readers’.