Marie MacSweeney grew up in a Kerry household in Dublin and is now living in County Louth. She writes poetry and short stories and has contributed to the historical journals of counties Meath and Kerry. She had two radio plays produced by R.T.E. Published in several anthologies, she is a winner of many awards including the Francis MacManus Short Story for Radio Award, Bookwise Award, the Phizzfest Poetry Award, Kells Poetry Award and the David Burland Award. Also published in numerous poetry publications throughout Ireland, including Boyne Berries, The Stony Thursday Book, STET and Fortnight and shortlisted and placed or commended in competitions such as Over the Edge, Listowel Writer’s Week, Goldsmith, Edgeworth, Golden Pen and Bailieborough.
She won the Books Ireland Short Story Award for 2017, and was published in the New Irish Writing Poetry section of the Irish Times during 2018. Published also in Irish Short Stories (Ed. David Marcus), ‘Here’s me Bus’ (New York) and The Sunday Tribune. She had two poetry chapbooks published and also featured on Sunday Miscellany on numerous occasions.