Philip Ó Ceallaigh has published two collections of stories: Notes from a Turkish Whorehouse (2006), which won the Glen Dimplex New Writers Award for fiction, and The Pleasant Light of Day (2009). Both books were shortlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. Philip won the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 2006. He edited the anthology, Sharp Sticks, Driven Nails, for the Stinging Fly Press in 2010. He lives in Bucharest.