MARY O’DONOGHUE (b. 1975) grew up in County Clare. She lives in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. O’Donoghue’s short fiction has appeared in Granta, The Georgia Review, The Kenyon Review, The Irish Times, Stinging Fly, Banshee, Dublin Review, and elsewhere. Mary O’Donoghue’s novel Before the House Burns was published by Lilliput Press in 2010. Her poetry collection Among These Winters was published by Dedalus Press in 2007. Her poems have appeared in several Dedalus Press anthologies: Wingspan (2006), The Bee-Loud Glade (2009), Shine On (2011), The Deep Heart’s Core (2017) and The Word Ark: A Pocket Book of Animal Poems (2020). O’Donoghue is also a translator of Irish-language poetry, and her translations of the work of Seán Ó Ríordáin, Colm Breathnach, and Louis de Paor have appeared widely, including in Leabhar na hAthghabhála: Poems of Repossession (Bloodaxe, 2017). Her awards and recognition include longlisting for the Sunday Times/EFG Short Story Award in 2015, two Massachusetts Cultural Council fellowships, residencies at Vermont Studio Center and Virginia Center for Creative Arts and an Irish Times prize for short fiction responding to economic crisis. Mary O’Donoghue is Professor of English in the Arts and Humanities division of Babson College, Massachusetts. She is Fiction Editor at the journal AGNI.