Rebecca O’Connor’s debut poetry collection We’ll Sing Blackbird was shortlisted for the Strong Shine Award. She is the recipient of a Geoffrey Dearmer Prize (Poetry Review) and a New Writing Ventures Poetry Award. Her work has been published in the Guardian, Poetry Ireland, The Spectator and elsewhere, and she was a writer in residence at the Wordsworth Trust.
She lives in rural Ireland, where she and her husband run The Moth magazine (offshoots of which include The Caterpillar, The Moth Retreat, The Moth Art Prize, The Moth Short Story Prize and the €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize).
Rebecca’s debut novel He Is Mine and I Have No Other is published by Canongate.
You can read about He Is Mine in this Sunday Independent review: Orphanage tragedy and fictional hauntings set scene for fine debut
Rebecca is represented by Tessa David and Caroline Michel at Peters Fraser + Dunlop.