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Author Ruth Gilligan: ‘I have slowly colonised our flat’s small second bedroom into my writing space’


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by Sophie Grenham
24th Feb 2021

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Author Ruth Gilligan at her desk

Sophie Grenham sits down with writer Ruth Gilligan to hear about her illustrious career to date, and the plans for book number six.

Ruth Gilligan is an author of five novels who first entered the public sphere at eighteen years old with her debut, Forget (2006). She became the youngest person to top the Irish bestsellers’ list. A native of Blackrock, Co. Dublin, Gilligan went on to study English at Cambridge (BA), Yale (MA), East Anglia (MA) and Exeter (PhD). She is now a Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Birmingham and lives in Highbury,...

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