Louise Kennedy grew up in Holywood, Co. Down. Her short stories have appeared in journals including The Stinging Fly, The Tangerine, Banshee, Wasifiri and Ambit and she has written for the Guardian, The Irish Times, BBC Radio 4 and RTE Radio 1. Her work has won several prizes and she was shortlisted for the Sunday Times Audible Short Story Award in both 2019 and 2020. Before starting her writing career, she spent nearly 30 years working as a chef. She lives in Sligo with her husband and two children.