Maeve Higgins is a stand-up comedian and writer. She has performed at comedy festivals all around the world, and made her own RTE series called Fancy Vittles with her sister Lilly. Her writing has been published in The Irish Times and The Irish Independent . She is currently working on a book of essays that will be published by Hachette Ireland later in the year. Maeve contributes a weekly radio diary to The Sunday Rise on RTE Radio 1. She has part ownership of a very gentle Alsatian.