Christine Dwyer Hickey was born in Dublin.
Her novels are The Dancer (Dublin, Marino Books, 1995), short-listed for the Kerry Ingredients/Listowel Writers’ Week Book of the Year the Year Award; The Gambler (Marino, 1996); and The Gatemaker (Marino, 2000), which comprise The Dublin Trilogy (re-issued by New Island Books); Tatty (Dublin, New Island Books, 2004/London, Vintage 2006); Last Train From Liguria (London, Atlantic Books, 2009); The Cold Eye of Heaven (Atlantic Books, 2012), which won the Irish Novel of the Year of the Year 2012, was shortlisted for the Irish Book Awards 2011 and nominated for the IMPAC 2013 award; and The Lives of Women (Atlantic Books, 2015).
She has won several short story awards and her first collection The House on Parkgate Street and other Dublin stories (Dublin, New Island Books) was published in 2013.
She has also written a screenplay, adapted from her own short story, for the film No Better Man, starring Niall Tóibín.
She is a member of Aosdána, she lives in Dublin.
Christine Dwyer Hickey at the Lisa Richards Agency