Jamie Guiney is a literary fiction writer from County Armagh, Northern Ireland. His debut short story collection 'The Wooden Hill' (published by Epoque Press) was shortlisted under Best Short Story Collection, in the 2019 Saboteur Awards. Jamie's short stories have been published internationally, broadcast on BBC Radio 4, and he has been nominated twice for the 'The Pushcart Prize.'
Jamie is a graduate of the Faber & Faber Writing Academy and has twice been a judge for short story competition 'The New Rose Prize.' His work has been backed by the Northern Ireland Arts Council through several Individual Artist Awards and he has also been chosen by Lagan Online as one of their New Original Writers.
Jamie favours the short story genre, believing it to be the closest written prose to the traditional art of storytelling.
Jamie is represented by literary agent Kim Witherspoon, founding partner of Inkwell Management, NYC.
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THE WOODEN HILL
(available online/bookshops in Paperback and eBook)
Q: What is your favourite word?
Q: What is your least favourite word?
Q: What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally?
Q: What turns you off?
Q: What is your favourite song?
A: Vincent, Don McClean.
Q: What is your favourite film?
A: Anything with Indiana Jones in the title.
Q: What is your favourite curse word
Q: What sound or noise do you love?
A: My children gently snoring.
Q: What sound or noise do you hate?
A: An out-of-tune guitar.
Q: What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
Q: What profession would you not like to do?
Q: If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
A: Please, come in. You did okay.
Q: Any words of encouragement for writers and writing?
A: Keep going. Read widely. Try not to take rejections too seriously. Pay it forward.
Thank you for participating, Jamie