Gerard O'Donovan

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Gerard O’Donovan was born in Cork and grew up in Dublin. After a brief career in the Irish civil service he travelled widely, working as a barman, bookseller, gherkin-bottler, philosophy tutor, and English teacher before settling down to make a living as a journalist and critic for, among others, The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association’s prestigious Debut Dagger competition.

Photograph by Mark Bolton, www.markbolton.co.uk

Books by this Author

Dublin Dead
The Priest

My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Come on, it's got to be worth a try...

Q. What do you regret most?

A. not being born filthy rich and irresistably handsome

Q. What’s your best quality?

A. my modesty, of course!

Q. What’s your greatest flaw?

A. My endless capacity for idleness

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith's great creation

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