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Hello and welcome!

 

I am a New York Times bestselling writer and occasional painter based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I studied Illustration at THE BELFAST SCHOOL OF ART before a short story I wrote in 2002 led to a career in publishing.  

 

My debut novel THE TEA HOUSE ON MULBERRY STREET was published in twenty-one countries and was award-nominated. I write about lonely people searching for a place of sanctuary. Writers who inspire me include Janet McNeill, Brian Moore, Eoin McNamee and Lucy Caldwell.

 

I am currently working on my eighth novel, called THE EXHIBITION.

 

In 2015 one of my paintings was shortlisted by the ROYAL ULSTER ACADEMY.

 

I am married to Dermot and we have one daughter, Alice.

 

Thank-you for visiting my web-site.

 

 

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