About me

This is my blog. Take it or leave it. (no, no – take it, take it)

I’m Tadhg Coakley, I’m from Cork. I’m a writer.

I graduated with first-class honours from the M.A. in Creative Writing course in University College Cork in 2017, focusing mainly on short-form fiction. My stories have been published in Quarryman and Silver Apples journals. My story Angels has been short-listed for the From The Well Anthology, 2017 and will appear in print in June 2017. A short film of mine was published in THE CINE FILES journal.

My first collection of short stories, The All-Ireland, has been shortlisted for the Mercier Press Fiction Prize, 2017.

My story hows tommy boy was selected to be read by the author at the 2016 West Cork Literary Festival in front of a large audience. I have also read my work at The Killorglin Arts Festival (K-Fest) in 2016, at the Launch of Quarryman in U.C.C. in 2016, and at The Fiction at The Friary Event in Cork City in 2017.

I’m currently working (slaving) on a contemporary crime novel, set in Cork City. It’s the first of three, in a series. The working title is: Fail To Prepare.

Here are some of my writings. Be gentle, be kind. If you are a top notch publisher or agent, be generous and appreciative and act now. Very reasonable rates (i.e. I’m desperate).

You can reach me at tadhg.coakley@gmail.com most days.

quarryman launch

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