Martina Devlin has written 11 books, including several historical novels. Her latest work Edith: A Novel is about the Irish R.M. author Edith Somerville. Winner of the V.S. Pritchett Prize and a Hennessy Literary Award, she writes for the Irish Independent and has been named National Newspapers of Ireland commentator of the year. The first to hold a PhD in literary practice from Trinity College Dublin, she is an adjunct lecturer in Irish literature. She presents the City of Books podcast, with Dublin UNESCO City of Literature and MOLI.