Catherine Foley was born in Waterford city, but her family moved to the Irish-speaking area of Ring in west County Waterford when she was still at primary school.
Her novellas are Sorcha sa Ghailearaí (Baile Átha Cliath, Comhar, 2002), which won an Oireachtas Literary Award; and An Cailín Rua (Comhar, 2003), which won first prize in its category at the Oireachtas Literary Awards.
She is also a staff journalist at the Irish Times, and for several years has written its On The Town column, which has covered many literary events.
She lives in Dublin.
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