Christine Dwyer Hickey
With their story: 'Back to Bones'
Born in Dublin, Christine Dwyer Hickey has written seven novels, the most recent of which is The Lives of Women (Atlantic Books UK, 2015), a play, and a short story collection, The House on Parkgate Street and other Dublin Stories (New Island Books, 2013). Her story On Christmas Eve Night was broadcast on RTE Radio One and After the Fourth War appeared in The Irish Times (2016). A former private detective, she has been a full-time writer since 1992, twice-winning the Listowel Writers’ Week short story competition and also in 1993 won the Penguin/Observer short story competition. Her novel The Cold Eye of Heaven (Atlantic Books, 2011) was Irish Novel of the Year in 2012. She is married with three grown-up children and divides her time between Dublin and Italy.