Elected to Aosdána in 2013, Eoin McNamee was born in Co. Down in 1961.
He is the author of seventeen books, including Resurrection Man, The Blue Tango, The Ultras, 12 23 and Orchid Blue. He is also the author of a series of thrillers under the pseudonym John Creed, the first of which, The Sirius Crossing, won the CWA Steel Dagger.
His first book for young adults, The Navigator, was a New York Times bestseller. He wrote the screenplays for Resurrection Man (1997) and I want you (1998). He was won or been shortlisted for many awards.