Martina Devlin is an author, journalist and podcaster. She has written 10 books, including the historical novel The House Where It Happened, and a short story collection, Truth & Dare: Short Stories about Women Who Shaped Ireland. One of her stories, about Countess Markievicz, was adapted as a play, What Would the Countess Say? Prizes include the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Prize and a Hennessy Literary Award, and she has been shortlisted three times for the Irish Book Awards. Her podcast is called City of Books, in partnership with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and MOLI, the Museum of Literature Ireland. Martina writes a weekly current affairs column for the Irish Independent and has been named National Newspapers of Ireland commentator of the year. She is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin researching the writers Somerville and Ross, and her novel about Edith Somerville will be published by The Lilliput Press in early 2022.
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