Lauren Foley is Irish/Australian. In 2016, she won the inaugural Overland/Neilma Sidney Short Story Prize, was shortlisted for the @Writing.ie/BGEIBAs Short Story of the Year for the same story: K-K-K; also published in Award Winning Australian Writing by Melbourne Books. Lauren was further Highly Commended in the Over The Edge New Writer of the Year Award for: I Don't; and was awarded a Varuna Residential Writers' Fellowship by the Eleanor Dark Foundation, NSW, 2016. Lauren was recently shortlisted in the Irish Times/Hennessy Literary Awards Emerging Fiction category, 2017. She lives in Skerries, County Dublin and has Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.