Catherine Dunne was born in Dublin and studied English and Spanish at Trinity College, Dublin, before becoming a teacher. She became a fulltime writer in 1995 and her first novel IN THE BEGINNING, published in 1997, was translated into several languages and shortlisted for the ‘Bancarella’ – the Italian booksellers’ prize. Her second novel A NAME FOR HIMSELF was shortlisted for the Kerry Fiction Prize. Catherine has published seven further novels: THE WALLED GARDEN, ANOTHER KIND OF LIFE, SOMETHING LIKE LOVE, AT A TIME LIKE THIS, SET IN STONE, MISSING JULIA and THE THINGS WE KNOW NOW. She is also a writer of short stories and non-fiction, among them MOMENTS, TRAVELLING LIGHT and IRISH GIRLS ABOUT TOWN.
Catherine’s most recent novel, THE YEARS THAT FOLLOWED, was published by Macmillan in March 2016.