Eleanor Flegg is a writer from Ireland. Her first short story was written as a school essay and shortlisted for a Hennessy Literary Award in 1986. She went on to win the award ten years later, for her short story, Daniel in Babylon, having also worked as a picture framer in Jerusalem, a writer for the Tibetan Government in Exile, and a library assistant in Dundee. Since then, she has worked as a design journalist, a craft historian, and a writer of speculative fiction. Currently, she writes two weekly columns for the Irish 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 Bloomsbury Academic. In 2022, she received an autism diagnosis and realises that her work has always informed by neurological difference. 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 episodic narrative podcast, The Spinning Master, an early draft of The Brothering, her forthcoming novel. The Brothering is a fantasy adventure story about a woman who travels to another world to find her missing brother. The story is set in a not-too-distant future.