John Kelly's From Out of the City was shortlisted for Novel of the Year at the Irish Book Awards 2014. Other novels include The Little Hammer (Cape) and Sophisticated Boom Boom (Cape). His stories have been published in The Stinging Fly, Winter Papers, Dubliners 100 (Tramp) and Silver Threads of Hope (New Island). Poetry has featured in The Irish Press, The Irish Times, Poetry Ireland Review, The Irish Review, Winter Papers, the Oxford Magazine and several anthologies. A radio play The Pipes was broadcast on RTE.