Sheila Llewellyn was born in England and now lives in Northern Ireland and has dual citizenship British and Irish. She completed a PhD in Creative Writing at the Seamus Heaney Centre for Poetry in Belfast in 2016. She has won the P J O'Connor RTÃ‰ Radio One Drama Award and the Silver Award for the Best Broadcast Radio Drama in the New York International Radio Drama Festival in 2012. She has also been shortlisted for the Bridport Short Story Prize the Paul Torday Memorial Prize the SeÃ¡n Ã“ FaolÃ¡in Short Story Prize and shortlisted twice for the Costa Short Story Award. She has been published in various Irish anthologies of short stories and journals including Surge: New Writing from Ireland; The Glass Shore: Short Stories by Women Writers from the North of Irelandand Irish Pages.