Tina Pisco has been appointed the sixth Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow. Pisco has been a professional writer for thirty years, publishing novels, poetry and short story collections, a collection of newspaper columns, as well as comics, screenplays and internet drama scripts. She has taught creative writing all over Ireland and works as an editor and mentor. Pisco was born in Spain to a multi-cultural, multi-lingual family and moved to West Cork in 1992. Her debut short story collection Sunrise Sunset and other fictions (Fish 2016) was long-listed for the Edge Hill prize. Her stories have appeared in a number of magazines, journals and anthologies. In 2020, Pisco was appointed Cork city Libraries first Writer-in-Residence. The Fellowship will allow her to finish her second collection of short stories. As the Frank O’Connor Fellow, Pisco will also deliver a series of lectures on O’Connor, as well as run workshops on the craft of writing short stories. The fellowship is devised and managed by the Munster Literature Centre and generously funded by Cork City Council.