Molly Aitken

Genres: Fiction | Irish Writing | Novel | West Cork

Molly Aitken was born in Scotland in 1991 and brought up in Ireland – she lived in Ballydehob, West Cork. She studied Literature and Classics at Galway University and has an MA in Creative Writing from Bath Spa. She was shortlisted for Writing Magazine’s fairy tale retelling prize in 2016 and has a story in the Irish Imbas 2017 Short Story Collection. Currently, she works as an editor and ghostwriter and lives in Sheffield. The Island Child was her debut novel. Her second novel Bright I Burn is published by Canongate in June 2024.

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