Juliana Adelman lectures in history at Dublin City University where she teaches courses in the history of science, medicine and the environment. Her most recent nonfiction book is CIVILISED BY BEASTS (Manchester University Press, 2021), a portrait of nineteenth-century Dublin that focuses on the importance of animals in urban life. While working on this book, she had the urge to write a novel that would allow her to create lives for the city’s hidden and half-known residents. Born in Boston, she has lived in Dublin longer than any other city and can’t imagine living anywhere else. She is working on her first novel.