Catherine O'Flynn, born in 1970, is a British writer.
Her debut novel, What Was Lost, won the Costa First Novel Award, was shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award, The Commonwealth Writers' Prize and The Southbank Show Literature Award. It was longlisted for the Booker and Orange Prizes. She was named Waterstone’s Newcomer of the Year at the 2008 Galaxy British Book Awards.
Her second novel The News Where You Are, published in 2010, was shortlisted for the Bollinger Everyman Wodehouse Prize, an Edgar Allen Poe Award and was a Channel 4 TV Book Club selection.
Her third novel Mr Lynch's Holiday is published in 2013.
Catherine O'Flynn is the author of books: What Was Lost, The News Where You Are, Mr Lynch's Holiday, Roads Ahead, Lori and Max, MR Lynch's Holiday, San Francisco, Lo que perdimos, El que vam perdre, The Finalists Ii: Excerpts From The Five 2007 Costa Award Winning Books