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Bernie Mcgill

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Bernie McGill lives in Portstewart in Northern Ireland. She is the author of two novels: The Butterfly Cabinet, and The Watch House, both published by Tinder Press. Her work has been translated into Dutch (Charlotte’s vleugels) and into Italian (La donna che collezionava farfalle and Le parole nell’aria).

Sleepwalkers, Bernie's collection of short stories, was published in May 2013 by Whittrick Press and shortlisted for the Edge Hill Short Story Prize 2014. The title story was first prizewinner in the Zoetrope: All-Story Short Fiction Contest (US) and the collection includes 'Home', a supplementary prizewinner in the 2010 Bridport Short Story Prize and 'No Angel', Second Prizewinner in the Seán Ó Faoláin and the Michael McLaverty Short Story
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Bernie Mcgill I don't really believe in writer's block. There are certainly times when the writing comes more easily than others, but when it doesn't, you can…moreI don't really believe in writer's block. There are certainly times when the writing comes more easily than others, but when it doesn't, you can always write something else or read something or go somewhere or talk to someone and all of those things are part of the process. If I get stuck with the novel, I work on short stories. They're my guilty pleasure. (less)
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The weather in these parts has the distinct feel of Autumn about it just now, a season I always associate with the true beginning of the year. It’s probably got a lot to do with all those years spent at school and University, followed by more years of ferrying offspring to school (and now also to University), but I think it’s to do, as well, with the changing of the seasons, the lengthening of...

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“Some ghosts are so quiet you would hardly know they were there.”
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