Sue Rainsford is an irish fiction and arts writer based in Dublin.

Her practice is concerned with hybrid, lyric and embodied texts, explicit fusions of critical and corporeal inquiry, as well as with questions of transcription and otherness.

A graduate of Trinity College and IADT, in January 2017 she completed her MFA in Writing & Literature at Bennington College, Vermont. She is a recipient of the VAI/DCC Critical Writing Award (2016/17), the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award (2013, 2018, 2019) and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship (2019). She is a visual arts writer in residence at Roscommon Arts Centre (2018-19), and was recently appointed writer in residence at Maynooth University (2019-2020).

Her début novel, Follow Me To Ground, which received the Kate O’Brien Award and was long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Award, was originally published in Ireland by New Island Books, was recently published in the UK by Doubleday Books, and is forthcoming in the US with Scribner (January 2020). Sue is represented by Lucy Luck at C&W Agency, and with the generous support of the Arts Council she is currently working toward her second novel, Redder Days, also forthcoming with Doubleday (July 2020).

Sue accepts queries regarding commissions as well as artist statement and creative manuscript consultations. For further details and pricing, email suerainsfordwriting@gmail.com

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