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Mia Döring


Mia is the author of the best-selling memoir Any Girl (Hachette, 2022). Her fiction, essays and articles have been published in The Sunday Miscellany Anthology (New Island, 2023), Ropes Literary Journal, Litro Magazine, The Bohemyth, The Irish Independent, The Sunday Independent, Irish Country Magazine and others.


Born in Dublin in 1983, she graduated from the National College of Art and Design with an honours degree in Fine Art in 2008, and then moved into set design for theatre, teaching and journalism, gaining an MA in the latter from IADT. 


She was awarded a 2022/23 mentorship with the National Mentoring Programme with the author Andrea Mara, and a place on the Irish Writer's Centre Evolution Programme 23 -24, for which her mentor is the author Niamh Boyce. She was granted a bursary place at the UL Doolin Winter School '23.


She is a 2024 Irish Writer's Centre Novel Fair winner with her novel baby, girl and is working on her second novel with the working title Tether. She is funded by the Arts Council and the DLR Arts Council.


Outside of writing, Mia has a small psychotherapy practice and appears in documentaries, podcasts and radio on issues around violence against women, as well as speaking in colleges, schools and at conferences. Mia lives by the sea in Dublin. 

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