Audrey Molloy was born in Dublin and grew up in the coastal village of Blackwater, County Wexford. She practiced optometry in Dublin before moving to Sydney, where she works as an optometrist, medical writer and editor.
Her poetry has been widely published, most recently in The Moth, The Irish Times, Meanjin, Rascal, Australian Poetry Journal, Ropes, Rabbit Poetry, Overland, Crannog, F(r)iction Literary Magazine, Southerly, Orbis, Ink Sweat & Tears, Cordite, Popshot Magazine, Headstuff, Banshee, Shot Glass Journal, Ofi Press, Boyne Berries, The Galway Review, The Grieve Project, Red Room Poetry’s New Shoots Anthology, andThe Tangerine.
Audrey’s work was nominated for the Forward Prize for Best Single Poem in 2018 and she is one of Eyewear Publishing’s Best New British and Irish Poets 2018. In 2017 and 2018 she received special commendation for the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. Her full-length manuscript was shortlisted for the Noel Rowe Poetry Award 2017-18. She was joint runner-up in the Moth Poetry Prize 2017 and has been shortlisted for several other awards.
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