Claire Kilroy was born in Dublin and is the author of four novels. Her debut, All Summer, was shortlisted for the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2004. Tenderwire appeared in 2006 and was shortlisted for both the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award and the Irish Novel of the Year Award. All Names Have Been Changed was published in 2009 and her most recent novel, The Devil I Know, was shortlisted for the 2013 Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year. ‘In this carnivalesque allegory of Ireland’s property boom,’ the Guardian wrote, ‘Claire Kilroy presents a satiric danse macabre of brio and linguistic virtuosity… a dark divertimento that runs on linguistic verve and energy.’ Claire lives in Dublin with her husband and baby.