Moïra Fowley is the author of three critically acclaimed YA novels, and a part-time witch. She is half-Irish, half-French, and lives in Dublin.
Moïra has a Masters in Popular Literature from Trinity College Dublin and wrote half a PhD on teenage vampires in young adult fiction before leaving academia when her first book sold and her first baby was born in the space of a few months. Since then, she has spent her time writing queer magic realism for young adults, raising two witch babies, and reading tarot.
Moïra’s first novel, The Accident Season, was shortlisted for the 2015 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize & the North East Teen Book Awards, nominated for the Carnegie Medal & won the inaugural School Library Association of Ireland Great Reads Award. It received two starred reviews & sold in ten territories. Her second novel, Spellbook of the Lost and Found, received a starred review from School Library Journal and was shortlisted for the 2017 Irish Book Awards. Her third novel, All the Bad Apples, received a starred review from Booklist and was shortlisted for the 2019 Irish Book Awards and the Childrens Books Ireland awards 2020. Moïra is also one of the contributors to Stripes Books’ Proud anthology (2019), compiled by Juno Dawson.