Welcoming our new intern

Posted on 04/07/2019

Aoife is a former Waterstones bookseller who graduated in 2018 with an MA in History from the University of Manchester, where she specialised in researching the connection between memory and the physical landscape in post-conflict communities. In 2016 she worked as an intern for Foreign Language Teaching and Research Press (FLTRP) in their Beijing offices.

She is also a writer, whose short fiction has been shortlisted for the V.S. Pritchett Award, the Emerge Creative Writing Prize, and in 2018 she won the Ryedale Book Festival Prize. Over the past two years her writing has also been published in three short fiction anthologies (Electric Reads; New Binary Press; Blackthorn Press), as well as in a variety of online journals and magazines (ELL Beijing, The Manchester Historian, Elsewhere Journal and Oh Comely Magazine).

She loves books that surprise their readers and push the boundaries of genre. Most recently she has enjoyed Max Porter’s Lanny, Daisy Johnson’s Fen, Robert Macfarlane’s The Old Ways, Damian Barr’s You Will Be Safe Here and a collection of short stories by Jenny Zhang called Sour Heart. In spare moments she blogs about books at Notes in the Margins.


You can find out more about our internship programme here.