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MIA DÖRING

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BIOGRAPHY

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, Ropes Literary Journal, Litro Magazine, The Bohemyth, The Irish Independent, The Sunday Independent, Irish Country Magazine and more. 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 was the author Niamh Boyce. She is a 2024 Irish Writers Centre Novel Fair winner with her novel baby, girl. She is working on her second novel with the working title Tether. Mia is grateful to have her work 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 and sexual trauma, as well as speaking in colleges, schools and at conferences. She holds an BA in Fine Art from NCAD, an MA in broadcast journalism, a diploma in Psychology and a BA in Integrative Psychotherapy. Mia lives in Dublin by the sea.



Mia is represented by Honor Spreckley from RCW Literary Agency

Photo: Ste Murray

NEWS & EVENTS


“…Having your work validated after years and years of doubt, uncertainty and endurance is surreal and brilliant. Whatever journey my novel takes, this refuels my faith and trust in myself as a fiction writer, which can often wither along the lonely road of writing. I really can’t believe it, I still think there’s been a mistake.”- Mia Döring, IWC Novel Fair 2024 winner

  • "Any Girl" is published in Poland by Czarna Owca: Zwykła dziewczyna, January 2024

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"ANY GIRL": A MEMOIR OF SURVIVING PROSTITUTION IN IRELAND

'Immensely valuable ... raw and vulnerable' - Irish Times

'A sobering ... timely call to arms' - Irish Independent

An immensely powerful memoir, written with absolute courage and grace. Searing and generous, Any Girl holds a blazing beacon for others ― Donal Ryan

'Will open your eyes and your heart to a hidden world that most choose to ignore' - Jarlath Regan

​Written with honesty, power and insight' ― Roisin Ingle

Mia is to be commended for her immense courage in writing this powerful and important book, which provides a chilling account of the brutal lived reality of the sex trade ― Ivana Bacik, T.D.

A powerful and compassionate deconstruction of one of the most insidious forms of male violence. Every young woman and man should read this ― Sabina Higgins, First Lady of Ireland

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