Nuala O’Connor is a short story writer, poet, and novelist in her native Ireland. She made her US debut in July with Miss Emily, a reimagining of the private life of Emily Dickinson. O’Connor has won many awards, including RTÉ radio’s Francis MacManus Award, the Cúirt New Writing Prize, the Jane Geske Award (USA), the inaugural Jonathan Swift Award, and the Cecil Day-Lewis Award. She was shortlisted for the European Prize for Literature. She lives in Galway, Ireland, with her family.