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Jamie Guiney is a literary fiction writer from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His debut short story collection 'The Wooden Hill' (published by Epoque Press) was shortlisted under Best Short Story Collection, in the 2019 Saboteur Awards. Jamie's short stories have been published internationally and he has been nominated twice for the 'The Pushcart Prize.'
Jamie is a graduate of the Faber & Faber Writing Academy and has twice been a judge for short story competition 'The New Rose Prize.' His work has been backed by the Northern Ireland Arts Council through several Individual Artist Awards and he has also been chosen by Lagan Online as one of their New Original Writers.
Jamie favours the short story genre, believing it to be the closest written prose to the traditional art of storytelling.
As part of his writing practice, Jamie attends courses and works with people in the industry to improve his skills. Jamie has previously attended:
Faber & Faber Writing Academy: Art of the Short Story (with Claire Keegan and Gerard Donovan)
Guardian Masterclass: Develop your book and get it published (with Stephen King's U.K. editor – Philippa Pride)
Masterclass with Richard Bausch
He has also worked with professional editors Francesca Main & Erika Westman.