Martina Devlin is an author, journalist and host of the City of Books podcast She has written 10 books including The House Where It Happened and Truth & Dare: Short Stories about Women Who Shaped Ireland. One of her stories, What Would the Countess Say? was adapted by her into a play. Prizes include the Royal Society of Literature’s V.S. Pritchett Prize and a Hennessy Literary Award. She writes a weekly current affairs column for the Irish Independent (she has been named columnist of the year by the National Newspapers of Ireland) and is a PhD candidate at Trinity College Dublin, researching the writers Somerville and Ross. A book about Somerville, Edith: A Novel is due out at the end of 2021.