Thu. Oct 21st, 2021

Author: Billy O’Callaghan

Billy O’Callaghan was born in Cork, Ireland, in 1974. His books include the short story collections: ‘In Exile’ (2008, Mercier Press), ‘In Too Deep’ (2008, Mercier Press), and ‘The Things We Lose, the Things We Leave Behind’ (2013, New Island Books/2017, CITIC Press, China); and a novel: ‘The Dead House’ (2017, O’Brien Press/Arcade, USA).

His work has been recognised with numerous honours, including three Bursary Awards for Literature from the Arts Council of Ireland, a Bord Gais Energy Irish Book Award and a Costa Short Story Award shortlisting, and his short stories have appeared in more than 100 magazines and literary journals around the world, including: Agni, the Bellevue Literary Review, the Chattahoochee Review, the Kenyon Review, the London Magazine, Narrative, Ploughshares, Salamander and the Saturday Evening Post.