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Lyra McKee

Lyra McKee was born in 1990 in Belfast. She won Sky News’ Young Journalists Award in 2006 and became an investigative reporter, writing for numerous newspapers, magazines and websites. She was featured as one of Forbes’ 30 under 30 and a rising literary star by the Irish Times. Lyra McKee was fatally shot during rioting in Derry on the 18th April 2019. At the time of her death, she was working on a piece of investigative journalism entitled The Lost Boys which is not yet ready for publication, but remains under review with Faber and those closest to her.