Catherine Higgins-Moore has an English Literature and Drama degree from Trinity College Dublin and a Masters degree in Creative Writing from the University of Oxford. In 2014 she was short listed for Cambridge University’s Jane Martin Poetry Prize and her short story Drumcree was published in the Fortune anthology and shortlisted for the HG Wells Grand Prize. Catherine’s short fiction was short listed for the prestigious literary prize The Asham Award 2012 and long listed for the Bath Short Story Prize 2013. Her poetry has been published in Embers of Words: An Irish Anthology of Migrant Poetry, inAmerican journal Northern Liberties Review, alongside writers Maya Angelou, Seamus Heaney, John Betjeman and Bob Dylan in Heart Shoots, in Oxford University publication The Cherwell as well as in The Gathering and Prole. Her first full-length play Just Two People was produced at The Oxford Playhouse’s Burton Taylor Studio in November 2010, her second play The War at Home had a reading at Belfast’s Lyric Theatre in December 2014. She has been awarded bursaries by Kenneth Branagh and the Mawby Foundation at Kellogg College, Oxford.She is the founding editor of The Irish Literary Review. She holds a Journalism diploma and has worked in newsrooms at BBC Belfast and BBC Oxford. She was News Editor and later, Arts Editor of The Oxford Student while completing her Masters and has written for Culture N.I., Ideas Mag, Woman’s Way and Social and Personal. She is currently working on her first novel.