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M. M. Coelho


First Language(s): Portuguese
Second Language(s): English


M. M. Coelho is a Brazilian/Irish writer based in Dublin. She enjoys writing strange characters and, through them, explores the nuances behind human behaviour.


What was your favorite book as a child?

My absolutely favourite book as a child was The Little Prince. It is the first "real" book I remember reading as a proper "person". I still read it most Christmases.

Do you remember the original reason or motivation why you started writing creatively?

I have no idea why I started writing. It’s just something that always brought me a sense of peace and silenced my mind.

What was the most adventurous or thrilling thing you ever did/experienced?

As a woman, the most adventurous thing I ever did — and still do sometimes — is walk home alone in the middle of the night.

Do you listen to music while reading or writing?

Yes. I enjoy reading and writing while listening to soft piano music or nature sounds. Somehow, it helps me concentrate.


Short Story
Clare's Freedom
Issue Fall '22

Supported by:

Land Steiermark: Kultur, Europa, Außenbeziehungen
U.S. Embassy Vienna
Stadt Graz