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I joined the university in 2018. I am also a novelist, screenwriter, and an experienced script executive, most notably at the Irish Film Board where, as Head of Development, I nurtured the development of numerous Irish feature-films, including the Oscar-nominated animated feature Song of the Sea; the groundbreaking comedy Good Vibrations, and the recent critical and commercial success Black 47. I was also involved as an executive on a number of Oscar nominated and shortlisted short films.
My first novel One Star Awake, published in 2017 by New Island Books, was nominated for the 2018 Desmond Elliot Prize (which has been described as ‘the UK’s most prestigious prize for debut novelists'). It has been described by the Irish Examiner newspaper as ‘mesmerising, inventive, heart-wrenching, and brilliantly realised. The most interesting debut of 2017.’ The book is currently being adapted for film.