Summary Literary Bio

  • Joint winner of the 2009 Best Start Short Story Competition in Glimmertrain.
  • Shortlisted for the Sean O’Faolain International Short Story Prize, 2010.
  • In 2011, shortlisted for the RTE Francis MacManus Award for radio stories, and won the Sean O’Faolain Prize.
  • In 2012 shortlisted for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award and the Fish Short Story prize.
  • In 2013 was longlisted for Over the Edge New Writer of the Year, and in 2014 for the Hennessy New Irish Writing Award.
  • Radio play This Time it’s Different, was broadcast on 95fm as part of the Limerick City of Culture program, 2014.
  • In autumn 2014, he was one of eight International Writers in Residence in Tianjin, China.
  • The short story Advice and Sandwiches is included in the Hennessy Anthology of New Irish Writing, published by New Island in 2015.