Munster Literature Centre
Ionad Litríochta an Deisceart

Assembly Instructions


Assembly Instructions by Katie Hale

Southword Editions, 28 pages
ISBN: 978-1-905002-61-0


Assembly Instructions received 1st prize in the 2018 Fool For Poetry International Chapbook Competition. Born in Cumbria, Katie Hale’s debut pamphlet, Breaking the Surface, was published by Flipped Eye in 2017. She has won the Jane Martin Poetry Prize and the Buzzwords Poetry Competition, and been shortlisted for the Manchester Poetry Prize. Following a year’s mentoring through Penguin Random House UK’s inaugural WriteNow scheme, Katie’s debut novel, My Name is Monster, will be published by Canongate in 2019. She runs creative writing workshops in schools, and is currently working on a first full collection of poetry.