Rachel Andrews is a writer, lecturer and journalist. Her essays and criticism have appeared or are forthcoming in outlets including the London Review of Books, n+1, Brick literary journal, the Stinging Fly, Longreads,Gorse, Banshee, the Irish Times and the Dublin Review. In 2018, she was runner up in the inaugural Hubert Butler Essay Prize and in 2017 was shortlisted for the Fitzcarraldo Essay Prize and the Notting Hill Essay Prize. She won the CDS Documentary Essay Prize in 2013. She is a PhD candidate at NUI Galway, where her creative-with-research project is focused on the implications of unmarked burial sites in the Irish memory and culture.