Lisa Harding is a renowned actress, playwright and the critically acclaimed author of Harvesting, which was nominated for the Newcomer of the Year award at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2017. Her acutely sensitive study of today’s harrowing sex-trafficking underground draws us into the lives of two young friends Sammy and Nico, as they find themselves at work in a Dublin brothel.
Alongside moving readers all over Ireland with her breathtaking words, Lisa is perhaps best known for her role as Connie in Fair City. She has walked the boards at some of Europe’s most prestigious spaces; the Gate, the Abbey, the Lyric and the Manchester Library, among others. Her plays include Starving, And All Because, and Playground.
In 2014 Lisa completed an MPhil in Creative Writing in Trinity College Dublin.
She has received an Irish Arts Council Bursary and a Peggy Ramsay Grant for Playwriting. Her short stories have been published in the Dublin Review, the Bath Short Story Anthology and Headstuff. Her story, Counting Down, was a winner in the inaugural Doolin Writer’s Weekend Competition. Lisa’s other prose has been short-listed for the Bath, Fish, Listowel, Cúirt, Over the Edge, and Penguin Ireland/RTÉ Guide short story awards.
Lisa Harding lives in Dublin