Liz Nugent has published two novels with Penguin, Unravelling Oliver, winner of the Crime Fiction Award at the 2014 IBA, and Lying in Wait, winner of the Ryan Tubridy Listener’s Choice Award at the 2016 IBA. Her work has been sold in translation to fourteen countries. Liz worked in theatre for many years as a Stage Manager in Ireland and toured internationally with Riverdance.
Previously, Liz’s writing work was mostly for broadcast. In 2005, she wrote a five-part children’s animated TV series The Resistors, broadcast on TG4 and commissioned by the Science Foundation of Ireland. In 2006 Liz won a writing bursary from the European Alliance for Television & Culture (EATC). It was awarded to Liz for her synopsis for new fictional TV series Campus. Her television play An Coinne, was one of four to win an open competition and was broadcast live by TG4 in 2008.
In 2009, she wrote a 1 hour radio play called Appearances- first broadcast on RTE Radio 1 and chosen to represent Ireland at the prestigious New York Festivals. She has been a regular contributor to Sunday Miscellany, a radio nostalgia series and Fiction Fifteen, short stories for children, both broadcast on RTE Radio 1. Her short story Alice was shortlisted for the Francis McManus short story competition.
Between 2003 and 2013, Liz was a full-time Story Associate on TV soap opera Fair City. Liz was the recipient of the inaugural Jack Harte bursary from the Irish Writer’s Centre and the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in 2014. In 2016, Liz was writer in residence at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco. Liz also leads workshops in creative writing and has curated literary events.