Martina Devlin is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. She has had ten books published. Her latest book is Truth & Dare.
Other books range from About Sisterland, set in the near future in a world ruled by women to The House Where It Happened, a ghost story inspired by Ireland’s only mass witchcraft trial in 1711, to Banksters, a co-authored account of the Irish banking collapse written with RTÉ’s David Murphy. In addition there’s Ship of Dreams, a novel about the Titanic – which is inspired by a family connection with the disaster – and a memoir, The Hollow Heart.
Martina started writing fiction after winning a Hennessy Literary Award for her first short story in 1996, and has won or been shortlisted for a variety of literary awards including the Royal Society of Literature’s VS Pritchett Prize. (Read the story on the Publications page under Short Stories.)
A former Fleet Street journalist, she writes weekly current affairs columns for the Irish Independent and has been named National Newspapers of Ireland columnist of the year.
Vice-chairperson of the Irish Writers Centre, she has a diploma in company direction from the Institute of Directors. She has also been writer-in-residence at the Princess Grace Irish Library in Monaco.
Martina has an MPhil in Anglo-Irish Literature from Trinity College Dublin, where she is currently a PhD candidate researching the writers Somerville and Ross. She was born in Omagh and lives in Dublin.