Sue Rainsford is a fiction and arts writer. Her practice is concerned with explicit fusions of critical and corporeal inquiry, as well as with questions of transcription and otherness. She is a recipient of the VAI/DCC Art Writing Award, the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award, The Freud Project Residency at IMMA and a MacDowell Colony Fellowship. Her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground, received the Kate O’Brien Award and was long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize and the Republic of Consciousness Award. Sue is currently writer in residence at Maynooth University and her second novel, Redder Days, is forthcoming with Doubleday Books.
2019-20 Writer In Residence at Maynooth University in partnership with Kildare Library and Arts Service
Recent News:Irish Times Review: Follow Me to Ground: Innovative and unsettling debut novel
Guardian Review: Follow Me To Ground by Sue Rainsford: a unique, monstrous creation
Sue Rainsford appointed Writer-in-Residence for 2019/20 at Maynooth University