Una Mannion and Sue Rainsford - Lime Tree Theatre

Una Mannion and Sue Rainsford

Presented by Limerick Literary Festival 2022


The Limerick Literary Festival programme for 2022 includes talks, interviews, poetry, an exhibition and more.

The event continues to honour the life and works of the Limerick author Kate O’Brien, while attracting prominent participants from all over the world.

Una Mannion and Sue Rainsford

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Una Mannion’s debut novel A Crooked Tree, published in 2021, has been nominated for the Irish Book Awards, the Dalkey Emerging Writer Award and is the winner of the Kate O’Brien Prize.

Una is the recipient of the Hennessy Prize for Poetry and her stories have been published in numerous journals and anthologies including The Art of the Glimpse: 100 Irish Short Stories. She is the editor of The Cormorant, a broadsheet of poetry and prose. Originally from Philadelphia, she lives in County Sligo where she teaches.


Sue Rainsford is the author of two novels; Follow Me To Ground and Redder Days.
Sue’s work has been nominated for the New York Radio Festival Awards, the Republic of Consciousness Award and The Desmond Elliott Prize, and she is a recipient of the VAI/DCC Art Writing Award, the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award, the Kate O’Brien Award and a MacDowell Fellowship.

She has been awarded residencies by the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Maynooth University, and commissions include BBC Radio 4 and RTÉ Radio 1. Sue is currently Writer in Residence at UCD’s School of English, Drama & Film.



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