Paul O’Reilly lives with his wife and children in Enniscorthy, County Wexford. He is a recorded singer, songwriter and musician who has performed on national radio and TV. His fiction has been shortlisted for the Seán O’Faoláin Prize, the Bristol Prize, and the William Trevor/Elizabeth Bowen International Prize. He is currently shortlisted for the 2011 Hennessy Literary Awards and nominated for a Pushcart Prize. see www.pauloreilly.ie.