Jessica Traynor was born in Dublin in 1984.
A dramaturg at the Abbey Theatre and a creative writing teacher, her debut collection is Liffey Swim (Dublin, Dedalus Press, 2014).
She won the 2011 Listowel Poetry Prize and the Hennessy New Irish Writer of the Year Award in 2013. She was awarded the Ireland Chair of Poetry Bursary in 2014.
She lives in Dublin.