Caitriona Lally studied English Literature in Trinity College Dublin. She has had a colourful employment history, working as an abstract writer and a copywriter alongside working as a home help in New York and an English teacher in Japan. She has travelled extensively around Europe, Asia, the Middle East, and South America. Caitriona was shortlisted for 'Newcomer of the Year' in the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards in 2015, and won the Rooney Prize in 2018. Eggshells was reissued by HarperCollins in 2018.