Owen McCafferty lives and works in Belfast. He has been a playwright for over 20 years. Within that time he has had over 20 plays professionally produced. His work has been performed throughout the UK, Ireland and Europe. The majority of his plays are set in his native Belfast and are written in local vernacular. A common theme is to look at the lives on the periphery of society and he is seen mainly as a post-conflict playwright. He is currently under commission to the Abbey Theatre.
Owen was elected to Aosdana in 2018.