Constanza del Río-Álvaro is Senior Lecturer in British Literature at the University of Zaragoza. Her research centres on contemporary Irish fiction, narrative and critical theory and popular narrative genres. She has published on these subjects and on writers Flann O’Brien, Seamus Deane, Eoin McNamee, William Trevor, Jennifer Johnston, Kate O’Riordan and Sebastian Barry. She is co-editor of Memory, Imagination and Desire in Contemporary Anglo-American Literature and Film (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2004).