Lisa Harding

Actor, Playwright & Writer

Lisa Harding is an actress, playwright and writer. She has performed at the Abbey, the Gate, the Lyric theatres among others and on RTE. Plays have been performed at the Project, Battersea Arts Centre and Theatre 503 in London. Short stories have been widely published and anthologised. She was a winner in the inaugural Doolin short story prize in 2014. Harvesting is her first critically acclaimed novel: it won the Kate O’Brien award 2018, has just been shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish novel of the year, was nominated for best newcomer at the Irish Book Awards 2017, and was chosen as a Unesco Dublin city of literature pick of 2017.


46. Sex Trafficking in Ireland: Lisa Harding

The Heritage Centre

These girls are all over the country in every town. We think sex trafficking is something that goes on in Thailand and Vietnam, but it’s here on our doorstep. Lisa Harding’s devastating debut novel, Harvesting,  explores the world of trafficked women and girls here in Ireland. She talks to Jennifer O’Connell of The Irish Times.   […]