Sue Rainsford is a 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 experiences that alter our understanding of flesh.

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) and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship (2019). She is writer-in-residence at Roscommon Arts Centre (2018-19), and was recently appointed writer-in-residence at Maynooth University for 2019-2020. .

Her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground, which received the Kate O’Brien Award and is long-listed for Desmond Elliott and Republic of Consciousness Award, is available from New Island Books, and is forthcoming in the UK with Doubleday Books and in the US with Scribner. 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.

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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