Caroline O'Donohue grew up in Cork. She moved to london at the age of 21. She is a journalist and host of the award-nominated podcast Sentimental Garbage. She has contributed to Grazia, The Irish Times, The Irish Examiner, Buzzfeed, Vice and The Times newspaper. Her first novel, Promising Young Women, which was published in 2018 was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards’ Newcomer of the Year and the Kate O’Brien Award. Her next adult novel, Scenes of a Graphic Nature, published by Virago in 2020 was followed by All Our Hidden Gifts, a novel for young adults published by Walker, in 2021.