Margaret Hickey

Margaret Hickey

Margaret Hickey

Judge for the Percy French Prize for Witty Verse 2020, Margaret Hickey lives beside the Shannon in east Galway. Her first book, Irish Days: Oral Histories of the Twentieth Century, was published by Kyle Cathie in 2001. Her latest book, Ireland’s Green Larder, a social history of Ireland as seen through the prism of food and drink, was published by Unbound in 2018.
She is a member of two creative writing groups – Portumna Pen Pushers and The Peers – and is Vice Chair of Portumna Arts Group. She is also a keen amateur painter and supporter of the Irish Workhouse Centre.