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Eimear Ryan’s debut novel Holding Her Breath is forthcoming from Penguin Sandycove in June. She is the 2021 Writer in Residence at the School of English, UCC.

Her short fiction has appeared in Granta, The Dublin Review, The Stinging FlyThe Long Gaze Back (New Island) and Town & Country (Faber).

She is a sports columnist with the Irish Examiner and has written about women in sport for The42.ie, Image, Stranger’s Guide, Winter Papers and elsewhere. She is currently working on a book about camogie.

She is a co-founder of the literary journal Banshee and its publishing imprint, Banshee Press. She lives, writes and plays in Cork city.