Internationally bestselling and critically acclaimed writer Dervla McTiernan is the author of The Ruin, her crime debut set in Ireland. The Ruin is the first in the detective Cormac Reilly series and has been published in several countries around the world, including the US, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. It was a top ten bestseller in Ireland and Australia and was shortlisted for the Guardian’s Not the Booker prize. Dervla was a New Blood Panellist at Harrogate Festival.
Dervla spent twelve years working as a lawyer. Following the global financial crisis, she moved to Australia and turned her hand to writing. An avid fan of crime and detective novels from childhood, Dervla wrote a short story, The Roommate, which was shortlisted for the Sisters in Crime Scarlet Stiletto Competition. She went on to write The Ruin, and this will be followed by The Scholar. The Ruin has been optioned for TV by Hopscotch. Dervla is a member of the Sisters in Crime and Crime Writers Association, and lives in Perth, Australia, with her husband and two children.