Gráinne is a Cork-based writer of novels and short stories. Her debut novel, Where the Edge Is, was published in 2020 by UK independent publisher Legend Press, followed by The Ghostlights in 2021. Her third novel, Winter People, will be published in October 2022, also with Legend Press.
Gráinne was a joint winner of the Irish Writers’ Centre Novel Fair in 2019 and has been shortlisted for the Caledonia Novel Award 2019, the BPA First Novel Award, the Luke Bitmead Bursary 2016, and the Virginia Prize for Fiction 2013.
In 2021, Gráinne’s story Further West was longlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award, while Time Immemorial, her essay on the quiet power of country graveyards, published by The Milk House, was nominated for both the Pushcart Prize 2021 and Best of the Net 2021.
She is endlessly interested in family and in identity, particularly those moments where we have to stare life down and choose who we want to be. Even if she starts somewhere else and with something else in mind, her stories inevitably end up there.
Gráinne works as a freelance proofreader and editor, working primarily on human rights and environmental reports for European consultancies.