Claire Kilroy was born in Dublin and studied English at Trinity College, Dublin. After a time as assistant editor of a TV series, she completed a Masters in Creative Writing at the same university. Her début novel, All Summer, was published by Faber & Faber in May 2003 and won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature the following year. Kilroy’s second novel, Tenderwire, was published in 2006 and shortlisted for the 2007 Hughes & Hughes Irish Novel Award as well as the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award. Her most recent novels, All Names Have Been Changed from 2009 and The Devil I Know from 2012, have been published to critical acclaim. She was also a recipient of the inaugural Markievicz Award 2019. Claire Kilroy lives in Dublin and is currently working on her fifth novel, Darling, centred around the journey of motherhood.