Mary O’Donoghue was born in 1975 and grew up in Co. Clare. Her novel Before the House Burns appeared from Lilliput Press in 2010. Since then, her short stories have appeared in Granta, Kenyon Review, Dublin Review, Stinging Fly, Banshee, Georgia Review, Guernica, Short Fiction, Irish Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama and teaches at Babson College, Massachusetts. She is Fiction Editor at the journal AGNI.