Maeve O’Lynn completed a PhD on Gender and Genre in NI Fiction at Ulster University in 2011. She has published work in journals such as Banshee, The Stinging Fly, Abridged, The Tangerine, Fallow Media, and The Honest Ulsterman. She is a co-director of Up the Lagan Productions. She was longlisted for the Seamus Heaney Award for New Writing in 2019 and shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award in 2018 and for the Society of Authors' Awards 2021. She was shortlisted for the Zodiak Kids Writers Award with BBC Writersroom 2020 and won the 2019 TU Short Story Competition at Red Line Book Festival, Dublin. Maeve began collaborating on The Xenophon Project with visual artist Siobhan McGibbon in 2015. She is a regular contributor to BBC Radio Ulster and her day (& night) job is FE College lecturer / copywriter to the stars. She lives in Belfast with her family.