Selina Guinness is a writer, editor, lecturer and farmer. She was born in Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown and continues to live and work in the county. She lectures in English literature in the Humanities Department at IADT, and also farms sheep at Tibradden in the Dublin Mountains. Her memoir about life at Tibradden, The Crocodile by the Door, was published by Penguin Ireland in 2012, and shortlisted for the Costa Book Awards 2012 (Best Biography), and the Bord Gáis Energy Awards 2012 (Best Newcomer). During the residency she worked on her new novel.
Throughout her residency Selina also worked on the Pale Project, which included a series of workshops and events. She also hosted Salon Nights at the Studio, a brand new monthly series for writers and readers, focused on the world of Ireland’s ‘little magazines’.
Previous writers in residence have included Katy Hayes, Paul Perry and Katie Donovan.
The current Writer in Residence, Sarah Webb, is hosted by dlr Libraries. Read more