I was born in Dublin, emigrated and ended up in London in my mid-twenties. I am married and have a grown-up son.
Reasons To Be Cheerful
I won the Small Wonder short story slam in 2013 with a story that consisted entirely of questions.
One of my stories was in a book, The Monkey’s Typewriter, which won the £3,000 first prize in a national competition, the Raymond Williams Award, administered by Arts Council England. The book was a project of Willesden Green Writers’ Group and my contribution was called Gerry Boysey’s Human Circus.
My poem “The first time the Earth went round by the Sun” was long-listed for the Fish poetry prize 2013.
My short story collection The London Silence was nominated by the publisher for a Guardian First Book Award (2004).
I did most of the short-listing, with help from some good friends, and edited seven anthologies (soon to be eight) for the Willesden Herald short story competition.
Samples of Writing
can [cannot] read my short story “Piano Smashing Blues” online at Pulp.net [anymore].
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