About

Robert Higgins is Dublin-based writer, originally from Granard, Co. Longford.

In 2010, his short story ‘The Cowshed’ was long listed for the Fish Short Story Prize.

In 2011, his full length play ‘New Love Grows on Trees’ was shortlisted for the New Voices Platform.

In 2012, he completed the MA in Writing at NUI Galway. His One Act play ‘Newborn’ was part of the Jerome Hynes Awards and toured to ISDA fringe in Dublin. His play ‘Getting the Cure’ was part of the Galway Fringe Festival and also played the Muscailt Festival and Corcadorca’s Festival Nights as part of Cork’s Midsummer Festival. His short stories ‘Copper’ and ‘Fall’ appeared in the MA’s Abandoned Darlings collection.

In 2013, his stories ‘Copper’ and ‘Fall’ appeared on RTE Radio One’s Arena to which he also contributed an interview. He came second in Doire Press’ annual chapbook competition. His story ‘The Cowshed’ was published in the Reading Life.  ‘Copper’ is set to appear in a forthcoming anthology by Doire Press. His story ‘An Adolescent’s Guide to Playing it Cool’ was published in Ropes literary journal. His short film script of ‘Copper’ is currently in development with Tree Light Pictures and was nominated for Screenplay of the Year at the Student Media Awards. His story ‘Caldene’ won Short Story of the Year at the 2013 Student Media Awards. His short story ‘Despair in the Departure Lounge’ will appear in the Post-Celtic Tiger Stories issue of Wordlegs. ‘Caldene’ was published in Hennessy New Irish Writing.

In 2014, he was nominated for the Hennessy Literary Awards in the Emerging Writer category. He signed with the Marianne Gunn O’Connor Agency and completed work on a novel.

In 2015, he chiefly focused on journalism and had work featured in Irish Examiner, Irish Independent, Hot Press, Drowned in Sound, State, JOE.ie. He was shortlisted for the Irish Times Travel Writer of the Year award for his piece on Phong Nha, Vietnam.

In 2016, his film script ‘The Leisure Project was a finalist for the Galway Film Fleadh’s Pitching competition. He recorded his poem ‘Racers’ for RTE Radio One. His story ‘Honda Wave’ was shortlisted for the Over the Edge New Writer of the Year Award.

In 2017, his play ‘The Streets are Ours’ was selected to be part of Fregoli Theatre Company’s ‘Fruition programme and was performed as part of the Cuirt Literature Festival.

His email address is roberthiggins3@hotmail.com

Robert’s Agent is:
Marianne Gunn O’Connor
Morrisson Chambers, Suite 17, 32 Nassau Street
Dublin 2
Email: mgoclitagency@eircom.net
Phone: (01)677-9100

2 comments

  1. Well done Robert!

  2. Mel u · March 13, 2013

    Good luck on your blog thanks for doing a Q and A Session for Irish Short Story Month
    http://rereadinglives.blogspot.com/2013/03/robert-higgins-question-and-answer.html

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