Writer in Residence 2022

Sue Rainsford has been appointed the School of English Drama Film's Writer in Residence 2022. 

Sue Rainsford is an Irish fiction and arts writer based in Dublin. A graduate of Trinity College, IADT and Bennington College, she is also a recipient of the VAI/DCC ArtWriting Award, the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award and a MacDowell Fellowship. She has been awarded residencies by such institutions as the Irish Museum of Modern Art and Maynooth University, and recent commissions include RTÉ Radio 1 and BBC Radio 4. Her début novel, Follow Me To Ground, was originally published by New Island Books in Ireland where it received the Kate O’Brien Award, was long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Award when it was published in the UK by Doubleday, and received starred reviews from Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly when it was released in the US by Scribner. Most recently, her short story, "Shorn", was a finalist for the 2021 New York Radio Festival Awards, and her second novel, Redder Days, was published by Doubleday in March 2021.