Billy O'Callaghan

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Martina Devlin is the author of Edith: A Novel about Irish RM author Edith Somerville. She is a best-selling author, playwright and newspaper columnist. She has written 11 books, ranging from historical fiction to memoir to a short story collection. Fiction includes Truth & Dare, The House Where It Happened and Ship of Dreams. Her plays are Call Me Madame about Countess Markievicz and Nora & Jim: Curves of Emotion about the Joyces. Prizes include the VS Pritchett Prize and a Hennessy Literary Award.

She has been shortlisted three times for the Irish Book Awards. Martina writes a multiple award-winning weekly current affairs column for the Irish Independent and presents the City of Books podcast for Dublin UNESCO City of Literature. Martina is the first holder of a PhD in literary practice from Trinity College Dublin, where she has lectured in Irish literature.