Tanya Farrelly is an author, festival organiser, events moderator and creative writing facilitator. The author of three books: When Black Dogs Sing, a short story collection (Winner of the Kate O’ Brien Award 2017), and two novels The Girl Behind the Lens and When Your Eyes Close, both best-selling literary thrillers published by Harper Collins, her stories have won prizes and been shortlisted in many competitions, such as the Hennessy Awards, the RTE Francis MacManus Awards, the Cuirt New Writing Prize and the William Trevor Short Story Competition. Her work has been widely published, appearing in literary journals such as the Cuirt Annual, the Incubator Journal and Crannog magazine. She has also read her work on RTE’s Sunday Miscellany and Arena. In 2013, Tanya completed a PhD in Creative and Critical Writing at Bangor University, Wales. She is the founder of both STACCATO Spoken Word night, and Bray Literary Festival. She has taken part in such festivals as Ennis Book Club Festival, Cork Short Story festival, The Red Line Book Festival, and Murder One. She is currently working on a second short story collection.