My story The Hunt was highly commended in the Costa Short Story Award.
Cover for Line revealed!
Line picked as a 2021 novel to watch out for in The Irish Times.
Line picked as a 2021 novel to look out for in The Irish Independent.
My story The Erection Specialists was published in The Honest Ulsterman. You can read it here.
Arts Council England awarded me a National Lottery grant to work on a ‘Choose Your Own’ Poetry adventure – called The Erection Specialists. The project is currently set to run from January to July 2021 and I’ll be posting updates as I go.
Final edits on my debut novel Line are nearly done! Publication is slated for 8th April 2021 – and cover reveal coming soon.
Did You Put The Weasels Out? longlisted as a Poetry School 2018 book of the year.
Did You Put The Weasels Out? mentioned by the excellent Jackie Gorman as a book of the year in ‘The Lonely Crowd’.
My poem The Fun House was longlisted for The Troubadour International Poetry Prize.
Reading at the Duiske Inn as part of the Graiguenamanagh Town of Books festival
Story The Whale runner up in the Mairtín Crawford Short Story prize.
‘Niall Bourke fails to disappoint’ – Weasels reviewed in The Irish Times.
In-depth interview about Weasels with Sam Murphy from Headstuff.
A great article on the road to Weaseldom posted on writing.ie
A lovely write up in The Kilkenny People – KK People
Did You Put The Weasels Out? launched in the London Review Of Books Bookshop.
Story The Whale longlisted for The Cambridge International Short Story Prize.
The Hands Of The Andes highly commended in The Over The Edge New Writer Of The Year Award.
Reading at Poetry Ireland as part of the Dublin Festival of literature.
Selected for the 2017 poetry introductions series run by Poetry Ireland.
Shortlisted for the Melita Hume Debut Poetry Collection Prize
Shortlisted for the Over The Edge New Writer Of The Year Award for poetry
Selected for the Eyewear Best New British and Irish Poetry Anthology 2017
Longlisted for the Over The Edge New Writer Of The Year Award for prose
Two poems (Catatonia and Peadorists and Terrorphiles) published in Magma poetry issue 65 – Revolutions
Poem Lord Knows I Can Be Cruel published on Ink, Sweat and Tears
Shortlisted for the 2015 Barefiction Poetry Prize.
Shortlisted for the 2015 Over the Edge New Writer Of The Year Award.
Poem ‘Death and Taxes’ longlisted for the Southbank Poetry London Poetry Award and published in Southbank Poetry Competition Edition.