I was born in Dublin in 1970. After leaving school I served an apprenticeship at the Guinness Brewery in Dublin but by that time the writing bug had already bitten. In 1995 I was shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing award for my short story Rosary. In 2003 I was once again shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award for The Soldier’s Song, which went on to win both the Emerging Fiction Prize and the overall New Irish Writing Award.
In 2010, my first novel The Soldier’s Song (which was loosely based on the short story) was published by Pan Macmillan. The Soldier’s Song was widely acclaimed and reached the top ten in the Irish Bestseller charts. This was quickly followed by The Soldier’s Return (2011) and The Soldier’s Farewell (2012). These three books comprise a historical trilogy that encompasses the First World War, the Irish War of Independence, and the Irish Civil War.
I am currently working on my next novel, whose working title is That Old Grey Stone.
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