Deirdre Flynn is a lecturer in 21st-century literature at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. She has published widely on Contemporary literature, Irish Studies, Dystopian Literature, Haruki Murakami, and Literary Urban studies. Her co-edited collection Austerity and Irish Womens’ Writing and Culture 1980 – 2020 with Dr Ciara L Murphy will be published with Routledge in 2022. She is a member of the Association for Literary Urban Studies and the blog editor for the Irish Women’s Writing Network.