Eileen Battersby


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.