Ferdia Mac Anna was born in Dublin in 1955.
His novels are The Last of the High Kings (London, Viking, 1991); The Ship Inspector (Viking, 1995); and Cartoon City (London, Headline, 2000).
The film of The Last of the High Kings was released in 1996.
He has edited The Penguin Book of Comic Irish Writing (London, Penguin, 1996), and has published two memoirs, Bald Head, A Cancer Story (Dublin, Raven Arts Press, Letters from the New Island series, 1988), and The Last of the Bald Heads (Dublin, Hodder Headline Ireland, 2004), reissued as The Rocky Years: The Story of an (Almost) Punk Legend (Hodder Headline Ireland, 2006).
His stageplay is Mom (Dublin, Project Arts Centre, 1994).
He has been a producer/director for RTÉ television, and in the early 1980s was known as as Rocky de Valera, lead singer with The Gravediggers and later The Rhythm Kings.
He lives in Dublin.
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