Caitriona Lally’s debut novel, Eggshells, was shortlisted for the Newcomer of the Year Award at the 2015 Irish Book Awards and the Kate O’Brien Debut Novel Award. She was the featured writer in the 2016 Starboard Home concert, a celebration of Dublin Port at the National Concert Hall. Lally is the 2018 winner of the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. She is currently making desperate attempts to finish her second novel. She lives in Dublin.