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Rebecca O’Connor’s debut novel He Is Mine and I Have No Other was published by Canongate in June 2018, and was described by the Sunday Times as ‘powerful and searing’ and by Sophie Mackintosh as ‘eerie, tender and wonderful.’ It is shortlisted for the Kate O’Brien Award 2019. The paperback will be available in June 2019. 

Her poetry collection Well Sing Blackbird was shortlisted for the Irish Times Shine/Strong Award and she is the recipient of a Geoffrey Dearmer Prize (Poetry Review) and a New Writing Ventures Poetry Award (chaired by Andrew Motion).

Her work has been published in the Guardian, Poetry IrelandThe Spectator and elsewhere, and she was a writer in residence at the Wordsworth Trust.

She lives in rural Ireland, where she and her husband run
The Moth magazine (offshoots of which include The CaterpillarThe Moth Retreat, The Moth Art Prize, The Moth Short Story Prize and the €10,000 Moth Poetry Prize).    

Rebecca is represented by Tessa David and Caroline Michel at Peters Fraser + Dunlop











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