Louise Kennedy grew up in Holywood, Co. Down. Widely published in journals she has written for The Guardian, Irish Times and BBC Radio 4. In 2019 and 2020 she was shortlisted for both the
Sunday Times Audible short Story Award and the writing.ie Irish Short Story of the Year. Her critically acclaimed collection ‘The End of the World is a Cul de Sac’ was published by Bloomsbury in April.
She lives in Sligo, where she is completing a novel.