1953- ; b. Co. Monaghan; short stories and poems in Irish Times,
Raven Introductions, Stet, and Irelands Own;
lives in Dublin; first novel, Borderlands (1994), trans. as Grenzland (Glinkastrasse: Volk & Welt), 373pp.
[q.a.] review of Borderlands (Dingle: Brandon 1994), 254pp., Irish
Times, 2 July 1994 [protagonist Shane McCabe]; Rüdiger Imhof,
fiction column, Linenhall Review (Winter 1994).
[q.a.] review of Borderlands (Dingle: Brandon 1994), 254pp., ILS Books in Brief (Autumn 1994), writer renders with real
psychological inwardness as well as precision of imagery the consciousness
of a young boy who is visually impaired and maimed in spirit; set just
south of the border in the period between the IRA campaign of the 1950s
and the Monaghan bombing of 1974; as hero-narrator reaches manhood, irrelevant
details accumulate and the writing loses power (John Devitt reviewing).