Selina Guinness

Nominated for the Costa Book Awards & BGE Irish Book Awards, 2012



Selina Guinness is a freelance writer, lecturer and facilitator who lives and farms in the Dublin mountains.

Her memoir, The Crocodile by the Door, published by Penguin, was chosen as a book of the year by The Irish Independent, and acclaimed ‘a small masterpiece’ (The Telegraph), & ‘a remarkable book’ (The Guardian).  It was shortlisted for Best Biography in the Costa Book Awards (UK), and for the Irish Book Awards Newcomer of the Year. Selina’s fiction & essays have been anthologised in All Over Ireland (Faber), The Hennessy Book of Irish Fiction, 2005 – 2015 (New Island), and The Dublin Review Reader.  Her essays, criticism and journalism have appeared in The Dublin ReviewThe Irish Times, The Sunday Times, Sunday Business Post, and elsewhere.

Selina has conducted public interviews with an international range of authors, including Arundhati Roy, Karl Ove Knausgaard, Rachel Cusk and Anne Enright. She regularly facilitates workshops and masterclasses in creative writing.

As Writer-in-Residence with Dun Laoghaire / Rathdown County Council for 2015- 2016, Selina ran The Pale Project workshops and Salon Nights at the Studio, a showcase for debut authors selected by the editors of Ireland’s leading literary magazines. She is currently writing a novel set in Hungary and Ireland.

Selina Guinness is represented by Sam Copeland at RCW literary agency.

Twitter: @selinaguinness

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