Claire-Louise Bennett grew up in Wiltshire in the
southwest of England. After studying literature and drama at the
University of Roehampton in London, she settled in Galway. Her short
fiction and essays have been published in The Stinging Fly, The Penny Dreadful, The Moth, Colony, The Irish Times, The White Review and gorse. She
was awarded the inaugural White Review Short Story Prize in 2013 and
has received bursaries from the Arts Council and Galway City Council.
This is her first collection of stories.