Martina Devlin is a bestselling author and award-winning journalist. She has had nine books published. Her latest book is About SIsterland, and is set in the near future in a world ruled by women. Designed to be perfect, it all goes horribly wrong.
Other books range from 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.
Her books range from Ship of Dreams, a novel about the Titanic – inspired by a family connection with the disaster – and a memoir, The Hollow Heart. She started writing fiction after winning a Hennessy Literary Award for her first short story in the 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 certificate as a chartered director 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. She was born in Omagh and lives in Dublin.