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September 18th, 2016

Gerry is the winner of the Fourth Bangor Poetry Competition, 2016 with her poem, ‘Summer Passing’

March 26th, 2015

Interview with Gerry on Uvi Poznansky blog

August 28th, 2014

Interview with Gerry on Bangor Community Radio

August 15th, 2014

Online book launch of ‘Johnny McClintock's War’ FaceBook event

January 10th, 2014
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‘Belfast Girls’ featured on Kindle Books And Tips

August 27th, 2012
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Across the Plain of Shining Books

An interview with Gerry about her writing and her latest book,
‘Lady Molly & The Snapper’, in particular,
published in Pat McDermott’s,
‘Across the Plain of Shining Books’ blog.

August 17th, 2012
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Story, ‘Moving In’, (runner-up in the magazine’s Open Writing Competition, September, 2011)
published in ‘Ireland’s Own’ magazine, based in Wexford.
(in local Irish shops from August 10th)

July 5th, 2012

about her latest book, ‘Angel in Flight’,
published in Paul Brazill’s,

February 24th, 2012
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36th Old Seamus story, ‘The Standoff’,
published in ‘Ireland’s Own’ magazine, based in Wexford. (in local Irish shops from February 23rd-2nd March)

December 24th, 2011
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35th Old Seamus story, ‘The Christmas Party’,
published in ‘Ireland’s Own’ magazine, based in Wexford. (in local Irish shops from December 18th)

November 29th, 2011
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Gerry interviewed on, ‘Angie's Diary’ website,

November 13th, 2011
Candy Devine

Gerry interviewed on, ‘Candy Devine’ show,
on ‘Downtown Radio’, Newtownards.

Audio of interview will be available soon

July 18th, 2011
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34th Old Seamus story, ‘Summer Storm’,
published in ‘Ireland’s Own’ magazine, based in Wexford. (in local shops from July 11th)

May 17th, 2011
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33rd Old Seamus story, ‘Summer Pudding’,
published in ‘Ireland’s Own’ magazine, based in Wexford. (in local shops from May 10th)

April 25th 2011

Book of the Year, 2010!

Gerry’s book, Belfast Girls, has been voted Book of the Year, 2010 on Night Publishing,
(out of 47 books published by them in 2010),
by members of their Night Reading forum.

The Top 10 books were:

Belfast Girls - cover 1 Belfast Girls by Gerry McCullough

2 Simon’s Choice by Charlotte Castle

3 Spoilt by Joanne Ellis

4 Saving Nathaniel by Jillian Brookes-Ward

5 Descending by Catherine Chisnall

6 The Eye of Erasmus by Teresa Geering

7 How To Meet A Guy At The Supermarket by Jessica L Degarmo

8 Burn, Baby, Burn by Jake Barton

9 Exploits by Poppet

10 Get Some by Danny Birch

March 31st, 2011
A New Belfast Poetry Map - cover

Three of Gerry’s poems have been included in New Belfast Community Arts Initiative’s A New Belfast Poetry Map, launched on 31st March at the Group Space, Ulster Hall, Belfast. The book (including CD) is available both from New Belfast and No Alibis Bookstore. One of Gerry's poems is also on the audio CD.

March 24th, 2011
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Two of Gerry’s poems, ‘The Big Issue’ and ‘Stone Walls’,
published in Speech Therapy online poetry magazine, Belfast

March 14, 2011

Belfast Girls
Take Centre Stage

By Garbhan Downey (Derry)

Searching for ‘the good things in life’,
the heroines in Gerry McCullough’s
novel reflect new Belfast

Confession time. It’s not often you hear God being invoked in a mainstream Northern Irish novel – at least as a positive force. And to be honest, for the cynical among us, it can be a little unsettling.

But this reader’s fears that religion – and, more terrifyingly again, religious preaching – might become a dominant theme in Gerry McCullough’s debut novel Belfast Girls prove completely unfounded.

"an engaging and occasionally acerbic rendering of post-ceasefire Belfast"

[ Read complete review ]

March 9th, 2011
Belfast Girls - buy it now, on

Belfast Girls (paperback edition)
is now available on

- and also on Barnes & Noble (US).

March 4th, 2011
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‘Belfast Girls’ is Book of the Month
and reviewed by Kellie Chambers
in the ‘UT Culture’ section of ‘Ulster Tatler’ magazine, March issue (p. 138).

fascinating ... original ... a refreshing examination of modern-day Belfast

McCullough's writing is far from naive ... she exposes the grey areas

multilayered ... expertly travels from one genre to the next

showcases that she can carry the weight of a full length novel with ease

an impressive debut ... innate literary talent ... a name to watch in future

[ Read all of this excellent review ]

March 4th, 2011
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32nd Old Seamus story, ‘Turning the Tables’,
published in ‘Ireland’s Own’ magazine, based in Wexford. (in local shops from February 26th)

Belfast Girls - NEW podcast from Gerry McCullough: - February 23rd, 2011

Chapter 2, (read by Gerry McCullough),
The story now travels back in time to Sheila’s childhood, where she first meets Phil and they soon become close friends.

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The Seanachie podcast - Gerry McCullough: - February 9th, 2011

The Parish Outing, (read by Gerry McCullough),
the 5th story in the ‘The Seanachie - Tales of Old Seamus’ series of (32) Irish stories.

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Belfast Girls - NEW podcast from Gerry McCullough: - January 26th, 2011

Chapter 1, (read by Gerry McCullough),
Sheila Doherty - the Belfast girl grown up to be a supermodel - prepares for a fashion show at the Magnifico Hotel, in the newly regenerated city centre. Unknown to Sheila her ex-boyfriend, John Branagh, is at that moment driving towards the hotel to interview a politician. But the fashion show is about to have a far more dramatic interruption ...

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December 24th, 2010
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31st Old Seamus story, ‘Barney’s Happy Christmas’,
published in ‘Ireland’s Own’ magazine, based in Wexford. (in local shops from December 16th)

16th December, 2010
Bangor Spectator

A write up about ‘Belfast Girls’ on page 6 of Section 2

December 15th, 2010
Interview on the Gerry Anderson Gerry Anderson Show - BBC Radio Ulster

Gerry was interviewed on the Gerry Anderson Show (43 mins in)
about the publication of her book, ‘Belfast Girls’, on

December 14th, 2010
Raymond & Gerry at the launch of 'Belfast Girls'

Raymond playing  at Belfast Girls - book launch Bill Jeffrey at Belfast Girls - book launch Audience at Belfast Girls - book launch

Gerry’s book, ‘Belfast Girls’, was launched to a packed room in The Black Box Café, Belfast.

December 13th, 2010
Interview on Arts Extra - BBC Radio Ulster Arts Extra - BBC Radio Ulster

Gerry was interviewed by Marie-Louise Muir on Arts Extra (21 mins in)
about the publication of her book, ‘Belfast Girls’, on

December 12th, 2010
Interview on Spit the Pips - Queen’s Radio, Belfast

Gerry was interviewed by Zosia Kuczyńska on Spit the Pips
- a show for new and emerging writers from Belfast and beyond -
reading two of her poems on air, plus a chapter of her book, ‘Belfast Girls’

For previous news about Gerry’s writing, see the NEWS page.

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