Profile: Tracy Fahey

Tracy Fahey is an Irish writer of Gothic fiction. Her debut collection, The Unheimlich Manoeuvre, was shortlisted for a BFA for Best Collection. In 2019, her short story, “That Thing I Did” received an Honourable Mention by Ellen Datlow in her The Best Horror of the Year Volume 11, with five stories on Datlow’s Recommended Reading list for 2019. She is published in over twenty-five Irish, US, and UK anthologies. She holds a PhD on the Gothic in visual arts, and her non-fiction writing has been published in edited collections and journals. She has been awarded residencies in Ireland and Greece.

Her first novel, The Girl in the Fort, was released in 2017. Her second collection, New Music For Old Rituals was released in 2018 by Black Shuck Books.

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Awards

  • The Unheimlich Manoeuvre (2017) shortlisted for a British Fantasy Award for Best Collection in 2017.
  • Limnisa Residency Award (2019)

Most Recently Published Work (as of May 2020)

New Music for Old Rituals brings together a selection of stories that illustrate the pervasive power of the past in the present. Together they present a strange yet familiar country where cautionary tales still serve a purpose; where sacred sites of sea, forest, valley and forts hold power. Where old legends live, and where new myths are born. Within these pages, bog bodies sleep, contagion fought, ghosts linger, and time stutters, fails and turns back on itself.

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