Writer. Arts for Health Learner Artist 2021 – Present.
Elizabeth Rose Murray is represented by Sallyanne Sweeney of MMBCreative, London, writing in multiple genres for children, young adults, and adults. Her books include Caramel Hearts and the award-winning Nine Lives Trilogy; The Book of Learning (Dublin UNESCO Citywide Read 2016, listed on Junior Cycle English reads, optioned for TV), The Book of Shadows (shortlisted Irish Literacy Association Award & Irish Book Awards), and The Book of Revenge.
Competition shortlists include the Francis McManus, Irish Times, and Aesthetica Creative Works short fiction competitions. Recent anthology and journal publications include Women on Nature (May 2021), The Elysian: Creative Responses, Reading the Future, Autonomy, Popshots, Banshee, Terrain, Not Very Quiet, Ropes, and Channel Magazine.
A recipient of an Arts Council Bursary in 2018 and a Professional Development Award in 2020, Elizabeth’s previous residencies include Gulkistan – Iceland, Tyrone Guthrie Centre – Ireland (awarded by Children’s Books Ireland), Obras Portugal, Varuna – Australia (awarded by Tyrone Guthrie Centre), Greywood Arts – Ireland, and Mauser Foundation – Costa Rica.
Elizabeth is also an experienced event facilitator, providing hundreds of creative writing and book-related events every year, working with festivals, arts centres, schools and libraries to foster a love of creativity and reading. She lives in West Cork.