Deirdre Sullivan


Deirdre Sullivan is writer and teacher from Galway. She has written eight acclaimed books for young adults, including Savage Her Reply (Little Island 2020), Perfectly Preventable Deaths (Hot Key Books 2019), and Tangleweed and Brine (Little Island 2017).

She was the recipient of the CBI Book of the Year Award in 2018 and 2021 and the An Post Irish Book Award for YA in 2018 and 2020. Her collection of short fiction for adults, I Want to Know That I Will Be Okay was published in 2021. Little Lives, one of the short stories from I Want To Know That I Will Be Okay won the An Post Irish Book Award for Short Fiction in 2021, and has been optioned for film. Weave, a collaborative collection of short fiction and folklore, co-written by Deirdre and Oein DeBhairduin and illustrated by Yingge Xu was released in 2022 by Skein Press.