Anne Devlin who was born in Belfast in 1951 is a short story writer, playwright and screenwriter.
Acclaimed for her stage plays, Ourselves Alone ( Faber, 1986) for the Royal Court in the eighties; and After Easter ( Faber, 1993) for the RSC in the nineties, she also co-wrote the Birmingham community play Heartlanders in 1989. Her screenplays for film include Wuthering Heights, Vigo and Titanic Town. Her short stories emerged at the same time as her plays, among them, Naming The Names self adapted for TV from The Way Paver (Faber 1986). She has also written The Venus De Milo Instead exclusively for BBC TV Screen Two; while The Long March was first written for Radio 4. She has returned to live and work in Belfast since August 2007. This prompted a radio play of 2009 The Forgotten. She has recently contributed short stories to The Long Gaze Back 2015, and The Glass Shore 2016. Another story The Transit of Mercury was broadcast on BBC R4 11th November 2016.