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MEAGHAN DELAHUNT is a novelist, short story writer and essayist. Her work has been widely translated and anthologised. Her fiction has attracted international awards and critical acclaim.


In 1997 she won the Flamingo/HQ National Short Story Prize in Australia. Awards for her novels In the Blue House ( 2001), The Red Book (2008), To the Island (2011) and The Night-Side of the Country (2020)  include a regional Commonwealth Prize, a Saltire Award and a nomination for the Orange Prize. Her short story collection, Greta Garbo’s Feet & Other Stories (2015) was longlisted for the Edgehill Short Story Prize 2016.


She’s worked as a Creative Writing Tutor at the PPW Hospice in Glasgow and for St Columba’s Hospice in Edinburgh.  She’s been a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at the University of Dundee and Queen Margaret University, and has been a lecturer in Creative Writing at St Andrews and Stirling Universities. She is currently a tutor on the Oxford University  MSt in Creative Writing course.  


In 2020 she set up WordPath Scotland online Creative Writing courses with fellow writer Kirsty Gunn.