Maria Corbett was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. She studied Sociology and Art History at University College Dublin before joining Bank of Ireland, where she worked as an art curator. During this time she obtained an MA from the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Since leaving the Bank, Corbett has travelled extensively and written a novel and a number of short stories, including a children’s story. Corbett is currently working on a novel set in Toronto, where she presently resides.