Alannah Hopkin is based in southwest Ireland. In 2020 she was the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow, and taught on UCC’s Creative Writing M.A. Her story collection The Dogs of Inishere was published by Dalkey Archive Press in 2017. Her story ‘White’ was shortlisted for the RTE Short Story Award. She has published two novels with Hamish Hamilton and several works of non-fiction, including Eating Scenery: West Cork, the People and the Place. She reviews books for the Irish Examiner and contributes to the Irish Times’ Irishwoman’s Diary.

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