Oona Frawley

Born in New York City to Irish actor parents, Oona Frawley spent a lot of her childhood backstage, hearing plays through green room speakers, cueing her father for roles and listening to her mother sing. Her parents’ attachment to Ireland meant that the family travelled ‘home’ once a year. Oona eventually settled in Ireland in 1999 full-time, and completed her PhD (City University of NY) in 2001. Prior to becoming a full- time academic Oona worked in a beer factory, and as a lifeguard, a waitress, an ad copywriter, and a freelance editor. Oona has taught at UCD, QUB and TCD, and has lectured English at Maynooth since 2008. She is married, has two children, and runs daily – slowly but compulsively. This is her first novel.

Recovered Voices

Tramp Press is committed to rescuing and recovering forgotten literature, and to re-engaging with those writers whose work is still valuable, relevant and brilliant.

The Recovered Voices series is our way of bringing overlooked voices back into the contemporary conversation, with the hope of enriching and deepening our modern lives.

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About Tramp Press

Tramp Press was launched by Lisa Coen and Sarah Davis-Goff in 2014 to find, nurture and publish exceptional literary talent. In 2019 they were joined by Laura Waddell in the role of UK Publishing Director. Tramp is based in Ireland and Scotland, and publishes internationally.

People who love books will always want excellent writing. We want to help them get their hands on it.

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