Niamh won New Irish Writer of the Year in 2012. Her debut The Herbalist was a critically acclaimed bestseller, won Sunday Independent Debut of the Year at the Irish Book Awards and was nominated for an IMPAC. Her writing has been broadcast, adapted for stage and anthologised, most recently in The Hennessy Anthology and Hallelujah for 50 Foot Women.
Her novel, Her Kind is based on the Kilkenny Witchcraft Trial. Nominated for the EU Prize for Literature, the judges called Her Kind ‘as searing a critique of our own times as is Arthur Millar’s The Crucible.’