I am a 23 year old PhD student and a first time author. Both my first academic article, ‘Suicide and the Bible: Interpreting Judas from Matthew to Today’, and my first novel, ‘The Night Belongs To Us’, are set to be published in January of 2021.
I currently live in Dublin, Ireland, and attend Trinity College Dublin where I also received my BA in 2019.
I have worked in Glasnevin Cemetery Museum as a Tour Guide since 2018 and have a keen appreciation of modern Irish history. I have started work on my next novella, set in rural Ireland in 1920 during the War of Independence.
About ‘The Night Belongs To Us’:
A romance set in the mid 1990’s in Dublin, Ireland, chronicling the relationship between two teenage girls and the challenges they face.
I had always planned on writing a novel but never found the commitment to put pen to paper, nor the confidence to share my writing with anyone else. During the Covid 19 lockdown restrictions in Ireland I shared a sample chapter that I drafted up with two friends who urged me to write some more. Six months and countless plot changes and rewrites later, and here we are!
My Favourite Novels (Please don’t expect my writing to be even half as good as these!):
- Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
- A Thousand Splendid Suns and The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
- The Girls, by Emma Cline
- The Thorn Birds, by Colleen McCullough
- This Side of Paradise, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Half of a Yellow Sun, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
- Call Me By Your Name, by André Aciman
- The Miseducation of Cameron Post, by Emily M. Danforth