Sasha de Buyl is the Director of Cúirt International Festival of Literature in Galway. She has worked for over ten years as a literature development professional in Scotland and prior to Cúirt, managed Scottish Books International, developing projects and partnerships for Scottish literature overseas. Sasha spent two years working as Literature Officer at Creative Scotland, and has held roles with StAnza International Poetry Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival and Aye Write Book Festival. While at Scottish Book Trust, she managed the programme for Book Week Scotland. She is currently a board member of GAZE: Dublin’s International LGBTQ Film Festival. She regularly moderates events and has previously worked with Edinburgh International Book Festival, Auckland Writers Festival, Wigtown Book Festival and the West Cork Literary Festival, interviewing authors including Colm Toibin, Olivia Laing, Marian Keyes, Gloria Steinem, Eimear McBride and Neil Gaiman.