Chapman, Patrick

Patrick Chapman
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Patrick Chapman was born in Co Roscommon in 1968.

His poetry collections are Jazztown (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, 1991); The New Pornography (The Cliffs of Moher, Salmon, 1996); Breaking Hearts And Traffic Lights (Salmon, 2007); A Shopping Mall On Mars (Buffalo, NY, BlazeVOX Books, 2008); The Darwin Vampires (Salmon, 2010); A Promiscuity of Spines: New and Selected Poems (Salmon, 2012); and Slow Clocks of Decay (Salmon, 2016).

His stories are collected as The Wow Signal, (Portishead, Bluechrome, 2007), and two novellas are published as The Negative Cutter (Dublin, Arlen House, 2014).

His audio plays include Doctor Who: Fear of the Daleks (London, Big Finish, 2007) and Dan Dare: Operation Saturn (London, B7 Media, 2016). He has written for children’s television internationally, including episodes of Garth & Bev, Wildernuts, Bubble Bath Bay and Blinky Bill.

Chapman’s work was shortlisted for the Ian St James Award in 1990, and for a Hennessy award in 1995 and 1999, and his story, ‘A Ghost’, won first prize in the story category of the 2003 Cinescape Genre Literary Competition in Los Angeles. He received a nomination for a Pushcart Prize in 2010, and was a runner-up in the WordsOnTheWaves awards in 2016.

He adapted his own short story for the film, Burning The Bed (2003), which stars Gina McKee and Aidan Gillen, and was a prizewinner at the 2004 Worldfest in Houston, Texas. It was also named Best Narrative Short at the 2004 DeadCenter film festival in Oklahoma.

With Philip Casey he co-founded the Irish Literary Revival website. With Dimitra Xidous he founded and edits the online poetry and art magazine The Pickled Body.

He lives in Dublin.

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Patrick Chapman at The National Library of Ireland