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Deirdre Sullivan, illustrated by Karen Vaughan

Deirdre Sullivan is from Galway and is now living in Dublin, where she works as a teacher.

Her hugely acclaimed novel Needlework consolidated her reputation as a leading Irish YA author. Needlework was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards and went on to win the Honour Award for Fiction at the Children’s Books Ireland Awards in 2017.

Her Primrose Leary series was also widely praised; two of the Prim books were shortlisted for the Children’s Books Ireland Awards; and the final one, Primperfect, was also shortlisted for the European Prize for Literature.

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