Eleanor Flegg.


Agent: Ivan Mulcahy

Eleanor Flegg is a writer from Ireland. Her first short story waswritten as a school essay and shortlisted for a Hennessy LiteraryAward in 1986. She went on to win the award ten years later, for hershort story, Daniel in Babylon, having also worked as a picture framerin Jerusalem, a writer for the Tibetan Government in Exile, and alibrary assistant in Dundee. Now, she works as a design journalist andcraft historian. Currently, she writes two weekly columns for theIrish Independent: one on interior design and the other on antiques.Eleanor holds a PhD in craft history from the University of Ulster(2012) and her academic writing has been published by BloomsburyAcademic. In 2022, she received an autism diagnosis and realised thather work has always been informed by neurological difference. InOctober 2023, Eleanor launched a TikTok channel, posting as anautistic fantasy writer. She focuses on entertaining creative contentthat helps younger people understand the experience of a Gen Xautistic person. Within three months, she had gathered 6,000highly-engaged followers; 178,000 likes; and two viral videos, eachwith more than a million views. She lives in Dublin with her husband,a retired greyhound, and a racehorse who always came last.See below for an interview with Eleanor about her podcast novel, TheSpinning Master, a fantasy adventure about a woman who travels toanother world to find her missing brother. The podcast is an earlydraft of her forthcoming novel, The Brothering, a queer romance withdeep roots in Celtic mythology.

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