Deirdre Madden

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Deirdre Madden (born 20 August 1960) is an Irish writer from Toomebridge, County Antrim. She was educated at St Mary's Grammar School, Trinity College, Dublin (BA) and at the University of East Anglia (MA). In 1994 she was Writer-in-Residence at University College, Cork and in 1997 was Writer Fellow at Trinity College, Dublin. She has travelled widely in Europe and has spent extended periods of time in both France and Italy.

Deidre Madden has won various awards, such as the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the Somerset Maugham Award and the Hennessy Award. She has been described as, "a pivotal voice in Northern Irish writing, her understated yet complex fictions often touching on the religious and political turmoil of the North".[1]



  • Hidden Symptoms (1986)
  • The Birds of the Innocent Wood (1988)
  • Remembering Light and Stone (1993)
  • Nothing Is Black (1994)
  • One by One in the Darkness (1996) – Orange Prize shortlist, 1997
  • Authenticity (2002)
  • Snake's Elbows (2005)
  • Thanks for Telling Me, Emily (2007)[2]
  • Molly Fox's Birthday (2008)


  1. ^ Article by Sorcha Hamilton, Irish Times, 1 August 2008
  2. ^ "Deirdre Madden". Retrieved 2015-09-19. 

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