Orla Broderick is a single mother living with her daughter and dog on the beautiful Isle of Skye. She is Irish, originally from Co. Donegal but was raised in Co. Wicklow. She went to an all-girls Irish Catholic Boarding school, but was always in trouble with the nuns, so she learned to write as one way to escape.
Orla was first published in The Irish Times. She won The Hot Press short story competition. She has been published in Chroma and PenPusher and has read her work on BBC Radio Scotland.
Her talent has been developed thus far by Peter Urpeth of HI-Arts and Roger Hutchinson. Her tutors include Angus Dunn, Kevin MacNeil and Andrew Greig. Orla is the founder of The Skye Literary Salon. She has participated in and devised creative writing workshops. Her writing is poetic prose and is compared with the writings of Dylan Thomas.
HI-Arts Talent Development states she “is the one to watch in 2013” and she was a winner of a Scottish Book Trust New Writer Award in 2014.