Áine Greaney grew up on a remote farm in the west of Ireland. In 1986, after a brief career as a primary-school teacher, she moved to America, and she now lives and writes on Boston’s North Shore.
She has published four books: Dance Lessons, Writer with a Day Job, The Sheep Breeders Dance and The Big House. Aine has also placed personal essays and short stories in consumer and literary publications in the US, Ireland, and the UK.
Her nonfiction essays have appeared in Creative Nonfiction; The Feminist Wire; Salon.com; The Boston Globe Magazine; Forbes Women; Cognoscenti; Books Ireland; Writer’s Digest Magazine; and other publications, and she has broadcast essays on National Public Radio Boston.
She has also been interviewed by and guest-blogged for over 30 expatriate and literary sites, including The Fem: A Feminist Literary Magazine; Books in the City; Women Writers, Women’s Books; Gently Read Lit; and Grub Street Writers.
Her essay, "Green Card" was selected as a "notable" in Best American Essays 2013, while her essay, “Sanctuary” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Aine Greaney holds a BEd in education and an MA in English. She has a certificate in narrative medicine.
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