Born 1953. Author of two novels Priest and The Trouble with Sarah Gullion. His theatre work includes Strawboys, Una Pooka, Misogynist, Hubert Murray’s Widow, Sour Grapes, and Amazing Grace, all produced by the Abbey Theatre, and over ten other plays for other companies. He has been awarded the Stewart Parker Award for Theatre, The Bank of Ireland RTÉ award for excellence in the arts and The Hennessy Award for short stories. He has been Writer in Association with The National Theatre in 1993 and he was short listed Short listed for the Irish Times Aer Lingus Literature Award in 1989.
In 2000 he was Writer Fellow at Trinity College and he was nominated for the Jane Snow Award for Theatre writing in 2003. He has also explored connections between theatre and performance art. He was nominated for Best Male Performer, at the Dublin Theatre Fringe Festival, 2002, and he was the overall winner of Best Male Performer Award at Dublin Fringe Festival 2003.