Joseph O’Connor

Joseph O’Connor

Joseph O’Connor (born 1963) is an influential contemporary Irish writer and journalist. Author of 18 books, including the bestseller Star of the Sea (2003). In 2012, he was awarded the Irish PEN Club for outstanding contribution to Irish Literature; in 2019, his book Shadowplay became the novel of the year according to the Irish Book Award; readers of Hot Press magazine named him “Irish writer of the decade.” He teaches writing at the University of Limerick. He worked on the radio for a long time, was a contributor to the Sunday Tribune and Esquire magazine.

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