Irish language short stories by Máire Dinny Wren. Stories of women struggling against the forces of disempowerment that hold them back in a world that is not always just or fair. The wish for personal freedom compels many of the characters in these stories to fight for their physical, artistic and spiritual liberation. Violence, betrayal, destitution and emigration are some of the challenges that face the characters; each story is driven by a keen understanding of humanity and love, deep-seated in the psyche of each character. The stories are poetically written, in a voice that indicates that there is always more going on beneath the surface.
. Máire Dinny Wren is a poet and short story writer from the Donegal Gaeltacht of Gaoth Dobhair. She has poems and stories published in literary magazines such as Comhar, An tUltach, An Gael, Irish Pages, North West Words and Feasta. Máire was awarded the Foras na Gaeilge Award at the Listowel Writer’s Festival in 2010 for her short story ‘Ag Téarnamh chun Baile’. An audio production of the story ‘Thar an Tairseach’, which was broadcast on RTÉ Radio 1 on St. Patrick’s Day 2013, was shortlisted for the Best Radio Drama at the Prix Europa in Berlin i 2013. The story ‘Cosmhuintir’ was awarded the prize at the Flash fiction competition run by The Irish Writers’ Centre, IMRAM and Books Ireland i 2015. Four stories by Máire appear in the collection Go dtí an Lá Bán, a published by Éabhlóid i 2012. Coiscéim published her first poetry collection, Ó Bhile go Bile, in 2011. Go mbeinnse choiche saor is her first collection of short stories.