James Lawless was born in Dublin.
His novels are Peeling Oranges (Mullingar, Killynon House Books, 2007); For Love of Anna (New Generation, 2009); The Avenue (Galway, Wordsonthestreet, 2010); Finding Penelope (Stoney Stanton, UK, Indigo Dreams Publishing, 2012); and Knowing Women (CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013); and American Doll (CreateSpace 2016).
He has also published a collection of short stories for children, The Adventures of Jo Jo (Createspace 2014).
His poetry collection is Rus in Urbe (Tralee, Doghouse, 2012).
He has had numerous award-winning short stories and poems published and broadcast in Ireland and the UK. His story Jolt was short-listed for the Willesden Prize and appeared in New Short Stories 1, edited by Zadie Smith (London/ New York, Willesden Herald, 2007). His other awards include the Scintilla Welsh Open Poetry competition in 2002, the Cecil Day Lewis Play Award 2005 for What Are Neighbours For?, a Hennessy Award nomination in 2010. He was shortlisted for the Bridport prize for fiction in 2014.
He received an arts bursary award for his book on modern poetry, Clearing The Tangled Wood: Poetry as a way of seeing the world (USA, Academica Press, 2009).
He divides his time between County Kildare and West Cork.
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