b. Monaghan; published in Irish Press Young Irish Writing
(David Marcus, ed.), at 16; left for building sites in London, 1977; later
worked in Germany; moved on to pub management, social work, and computer
programming after 18 years; pub. short stories in London magazines; m.
1995; started writing seriously; worked in Dublin pub; stories broadcast
on RTE; contrib. Sunday Miscellany; studied on documentary course
run by Lorelei Harris; radio producer in 1999; worked on Marian Finucane,
Vincent Browen, Pat Kenny shows; series producer of 5-7 Live;
published by Anthony Glavin of New Island Press. (Books Ireland, Nov.
2003, p.265); issued Hard Shoulder (2003), in which the autobiographical
character McBride leaves Monaghan to embark on bleak journey as labourer
with strange companions.