Eileen Battersby is an author and the chief literary critic for the Irish Times. She has been described by John Banville as ‘the finest literary critic we have ‘. Teethmarks in my Tongue is her first novel. Previous books include Second Readings: from Beckett to Black Beauty (2009) and Ordinary Dogs €“ a Story of Two Lives (2011). Eileen is a four time winner of Arts Journalist of the Year and was named Critic of the year in 2012.