Sue Rainsford is a writer & researcher based in Dublin. She is a recipient of the VAI/DCC Critical Writing Award and the Arts Council Literature Bursary Award. Recent projects include The Freud Project Residency at IMMA, where she collaborated with Bridget O’Gorman to respond to Lucian Freud’s assertion ‘I want the paint to feel like flesh’ (October 2017-April 2018). She was recently awarded a fellowship at The MacDowell Colony, New Hampshire. Her debut novel, Follow Me To Ground, is available from New Island Books.
We caught up with Sue to talk about magic realism, wolf-girls and the inspiration behind her surreal debut. You can hear from her again, alongside a host of other talented debut novelists, at Emerging Writers Series II.