Sarah has a background in psychology, pedagogy and organisational behaviour and from 2023-24 is course director of the MA in Creative Writing. She's also Founding Director of UL's Creative Writing winter school. An award winning writer of short fiction and novels, Sarah is also a literacy advocate and was Ireland's inaugural chair of the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

She's played other leadership roles at UL including Associate Vice President, Academic and Dean of Teaching and Learning. She has published many books and research papers in the areas of teaching, learning, psychology and organisational behaviour. Her fiction has received awards and been shortlisted for many literary awards and prizes.

She's been shortlisted for the Waterstones Prize, The Calderdale Book Awards, Scotland's Red Book Awards, The Irish Book Awards and CBI book of the year. Her seven novels have been widely translated and are published by Orion and Hachette. Her fiction has been adapted for the stage in Edinburgh and on London's West End. Sarah is the 2022 winner of The London Magazine's short fiction prize, and is 2023 winner of the CBI artists' residency bursary.


Recent creative publications:

'Matamoros July, 1946' Winner of The London Magazine Short Fiction Award, Oct/Nov 2022

'The Shark and The Scar' Hachette, London, June, 2022 

'All The Money In The World' Hachette, London, July 2021 

'A Strange Kind of Brave' Hachette, London July 2020

'The List of Real Things,' Hachette, London, April 2018 

Edited anthology 

O'Connor, J; Devereux, E. & Moore, S (2023) 'Dreams: Fifty Years of Creativity, Culture and Community at the University of Limerick' Irish Academic press 

Selection of academic work 

Moore, S (2018) 'Reflections on Writing' in Schwall, H 'The Danger And The Glory' Arlen House. 

Fitzpatrick, M. and Moore, S., 2015. Exploring both positive and negative experiences associated with engaging in teaching awards in a higher education context. Innovations in Education and Teaching International52(6), pp.621-631.

Little, P., Moore, S. and Fitzpatrick, M., 2014. Feelings Matter: How Curatorial Practice can be Informed by Insights on the Dynamics of Artists’ Emotional Experiences. Irish Journal of Arts Management and Cultural Policy2

Moore, S., Murphy, M. and Murray, R., 2010. Increasing Academic Output and Supporting Equality Of Career Opportunity in Universities: Can Writers' Retreats Play a Role?. The Journal of Faculty Development24(3), pp.21-30.

Moore, S. and Kuol, N., 2007. Retrospective insights on teaching: exploring teaching excellence through the eyes of the alumni. Journal of Further and Higher Education31(2), pp.133-143.

How I Write interview