Roisín O’Donnell was born in Sheffield with family roots in Derry. Her stories have been anthologised in The Long Gaze Back, Fugue, Young Irelanders, and Unthology. She has been shortlisted for several international prizes, such as the Cúirt New Writing Prize, the Pushcart Prize, the Forward Prize, and the Brighton Prize. In 2015 she received an Arts Council bursary. She lives in Dublin.