Gráinne Daly is an award-winning writer and poet. She holds degrees from Trinity College Dublin, Liverpool John Moores University and University College Dublin. Gráinne is an Irish Research Council postgraduate scholar at UCD and her research area of interest is sport in creative Irish literature. 

Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in numerous publications including in Aethlon: Journal of Sports Literature, Southword Journal, Causeway / Cabhsair: A Magazine of Irish and Scottish Writing, The Blue Nib and Splonk.

​Her fiction and creative non-fiction have been published in numerous anthologies, most recently: From the Plough to the Stars: An Anthology of Working People’s Prose from Contemporary Ireland (Nov 2020) UK:Culture Matters. Her debut novel is due for publication in 2022. 

​Winner of the Maeve Binchy UCD Travel Award, Gráinne has given readings of her work to international audiences in Guatemala, Montserrat (West Indies) and San Francisco. She works as a teacher in the Creative Writing programme in University College Dublin and volunteers as a learning assistant in the Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI).