Olivia Hope is a children’s author from Killarney, Co Kerry, Be Wild, Little One – the first of her picture books with Bloomsbury, comes out in Summer 2022.

As well as writing, Olivia works as both an associate artist with Siamsa Tíre, the National Folklore Theatre of Ireland, and as a creative associate on the Arts Council’s Creative Schools programme. She studied education and psychology at university and then competed for Ireland as a record-breaking hammer thrower.