Lia Mills writes novels, short stories and essays. She has worked on several public art commissions. An experienced writing workshop facilitator, she was writer-in-residence at Farmleigh House 2015-2016 and Arts Council Writer Fellow at University College Dublin for 2016. Her first novel, Another Alice (1996) was nominated for The Irish Times Irish fiction prize. Her second novel Nothing Simple (2005) was shortlisted for the Irish Novel of the Year at the inaugural Irish Book Awards. Her third novel, Fallen, set in Dublin 1914-1916, was the Dublin: One City One Book selection for 2016. In Your Face (2007), a memoir of her diagnosis of and treatment for oral cancer, was named as a favourite book of 2007 by several commentators. She is the Chair of Irish PEN/PEN na hÉireann.