Gerard Donovan born in Wexford and grew up in Galway.
His collections are Columbus Rides Again (The Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, Salmon, 1992); Kings and Bicycles (Salmon, 1995); and The LightHouse (Salmon, 2000), which was short listed for the Irish Times Literature Prize.
His novels are Schopenhauer’s Telescope (New York, Perseus Publishing/London, Scribner, 2003), which was long listed for the Man Booker Prize, 2003, was a finalist for Irish Novel of the Year 2003, won the Kerry Group Irish Fiction Award in 2004. and represented Ireland at the European First Novel Festival in Hungary; Doctor Salt (London, Scribner, 2005), published in the US as Sunless (Overlook Press, 2007); and Julius Winsome (New York, Overlook Press (2006/London, Faber & Faber, 2007).
His short stories are collected as Country of the Grand (London, Faber & Faber, 2008). This is published in the US as Young Islanders (Overlook Press, 2010).
He teaches at the University of Plymouth
Gerard Donovan at Faber
Gerard Donovan at The Overlook Press