Eirinie Lapidaki was born in the North East of England. She has been writing short stories since she was a child. Her love of reading led her to achieve an undergraduate MA in English Literature from the University of St Andrews in 2017, and she went on to graduate from Newcastle University with an MLitt in Victorian Literature in 2018. Since then, Eirinie has supplemented her writing with full time work, and is currently writing her first full-length novel. The TLC Free Reads award is her first nomination for a literary prize. Eirinie was also shortlisted for the Northern Debut Awards Programme.