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Lory Manrique-Hyland

Author's Bio

Lory Manrique-Hyland grew up in Miami, Florida. She lived in New York City for twelve years, travelled extensively in Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and now resides in Co. Cork, Ireland with her husband and two children. Lory has a B.F.A. in Dramatic Writing from the NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and an M.A. in Creative Writing from The City College of The City University of New York. Lory has worked in publishing and teaching English and Creative Writing to children and adults. Her first novel, Revolutions was published by Sitric Books (The Lilliput Press) in 2004. She was the winner of the 2004 Sitric Books and Evening Herald Paperback Writer competition, and was awarded a Cork County Council Arts Grant in 2005 and again in 2010. She is currently working on her second novel.

Publications and Prizes

Revolutions (Sitric Books, 2004)
Winner, Sitric Books-The Evening Herald-Today FM Paper Back Writer Competition 2004; Cork County Council Artists-in-Schools grant 2005; Cork County Council Creative Artists Bursary 2010 ***************************************************************************************************** Readings, Appearances, Radio: -April 2009, World Book Fest, Cork City -January 2009, The Tubridy Show, Radio One -February 2008, Drivetime with Mary Wilson, Radio One -April 2006, World Book Fest, Cork City -June 2005, Dublin Writers Festival, Dublin -Nov 2004,Triskel Arts Centre, Cork City -October 2004, the Breakfast Show with Ian Dempsey, Today FM -October 2004, Sugar Club, Dublin --------Reviews: -The Irish Examiner, Jan 2005 -Books Ireland, Nov 2004 -The Irish Independent, Nov 2004 -The Evening Herald, Nov 2004 -The View, RTE 1 television, Oct 2004

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The Complete Stories by Zora Neale Hurston
Favorite Books:
There are many! I love the Victorians, I love contemporary classics, and everything in between. Most recent favourite book: The Road by Cormac McCarthy.
Favorite Authors:
Janet Frame. Cormac McCarthy. Junot Diaz. Jane Austen. Cristina Garcia. John McGahern. Sebastian Barry. Ann Enright. And so many more...

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Listing last updated: January 28, 2011

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Travels for readings?
Identifies as:
Cuban American
Prefers to work with:
Fluent in:
Spanish, French
Born in:
Miami Beach, FL
Raised in:
Miami Beach, FL
Peter McGuigan

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