Kitty Fitzgerald was born in Ireland. Her short story ‘The Bones of St Ignatius’ won the Notes from the Underground / Latitude Festival Short Story Competition in 2009. Her fourth novel, Pigtopia, was published by Faber in 2006, and has been translated into more than twenty languages. She is the editor of the Iron Press anthology Root: New Stories by North-East Writers, published in February 2013. Four of her plays have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She lives in Northumberland.