Tom Phelan

Fiction Writer

Freeport, NY 11520

Author's Bio

Author of novels In the Season of the Daisies, Iscariot, Derrycloney, The Canal Bridge, and Nailer. Excepts available at
Has written for Newsday, the Irish Echo, (Irish Independent), and the journal of the American Irish Historical Society.
Has participated in the Hofstra University Summer Writers Conference, West Cork Literary Festival, Kings Lynn Fiction Festival, Flat Lake Festival, andd others.
Has given talks/readings at scores of libraries, schools, bookstores, and cultural groups, including Villanova University, New Rochelle College, NYU Ireland House, Molloy College, Hofstra University, American Irish Historical Society, Great War Society, and Irish Writers Centre (Dublin).

Publications & Prizes

Brandon Book of Irish Short Stories (Brandon Books, 1998)
The Brandon Book of Irish Short Stories (Brandon Books, 1998)
Lies the Mushroom Pickers Told (Arcade, 2015)
The Canal Bridge (Arcade, 2014)
The Canal Bridge (Lilliput Press, 2005)
Derrycloney (Brandon Books, 1999)
In the Season of the Daisies (Four Walls Eight Windows Press, 1996)
Iscariot (Brandon Press, 1995)
Iscariot (Brandon Books, 1995)
The Recorder: Journal of American Irish Historical Society
Prizes won: 

-Christopher Isherwood Foundation Fellow, 2008-2009
-"In the Season of the Daisies" selected for Discover Great New Writers series (Barnes & Noble)
-"In the Season of the Daisies" a finalist for Discover Award

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Born in: 
Mountmellick,County Laois
Raised in: 
Mountmellick,County Laois
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Last update: Jan 05, 2016