Susan McKay is an award-winning writer and commentator and contributes regularly to print and broadcast media, including Guardian/Observer, New York Times, Irish Times and London Review of Books. She is from Derry. Her first book, “Sophia’s Story” (Gill and MacMillan 1998) is a biography of child abuse survivor, Sophia McColgan. She is also the author of “Northern Protestants – An Unsettled People” (Blackstaff, 2000), which she described as “a study of the people I uneasily call my own.” It has become one of the most influential non-fiction books written about the conflict and was re written and launched last year at the height of the pandemic. She also wrote “Without Fear – A History of the Dublin Rape Crisis Centre” (New Island, 2005) and “Bear in Mind These Dead” (Faber, 2007) which is a history of the Troubles from the perspective of those bereaved.