Martina Devlin is a best-selling author, playwright and newspaper columnist. She has written 11 books, ranging from historical fiction to memoir – her latest is Edith: A Novel about Irish RM author Edith Somerville.
Other fiction includes Truth & Dare and The House Where It Happened. Her plays are Call Me Madame about Countess Markievicz and Curves of Emotion about the Joyces.
Prizes include the VS Pritchett Prize and a Hennessy Literary Award, and she has been shortlisted three times for the Irish Book Awards. She writes an 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. Currently she lectures in Irish literature for Boston University in Dublin.