Ruth Gilligan



Originally from Dublin, Ireland, I hold a double first class honours degree in English from Cambridge University, and an MA in English from Yale University. As well as this, I completed the prestigious Creative Writing MA at UEA, and was the youngest ever recipient of the O'Reilly Scholarship, awarded to individuals with the potential to further the social, economic or cultural development of Ireland.

Furthermore, I am a published novelist, having published three books to date with Hodder & Stoughton (2006, 2007, 2009). These made me the youngest person ever in Ireland to reach number one on the bestsellers' list, and were also published and translated abroad.