Louise Kennedy grew up in Holywood, Co. Down. Her short stories have been published in journals including The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine, The Lonely Crowd and Banshee. Her work has won the Ambit Short Fiction (2015), Wasifiri New Writing (2015), John O’Connor (2016) and Listowel Los-Gatos (2016) prizes and been short-listed and commended in others. She is a PhD candidate at the Seamus Heaney Centre, Queens University Belfast, where she’s researching the writer Norah Hoult (1898-1984). Louise's collection of short stories, The End of the World is a Cup-de-Sac, was recently published by Bloomsbury to brilliant reviews and her debut novel, When I Move to the Sky is forthcoming from Bloomsbury.
She lives in Sligo
with her husband and two teenage children.
Agent: Eleanor Birne