McCormack, Mike

Mike McCormack
Mike McCormack. Image source, author

Mike McCormack was born in London in 1965, but grew up in Co Mayo.

His stories are collected as Getting it in the Head (London, Jonathan Cape, 1965), for which he won the Rooney Prize; and Forensic Songs (Dublin, Lilliput, 2012).

His novels are Crowe’s Requiem (Jonathan Cape, 1998); Notes from a Coma (Jonathan Cape, 2005/New York, Soho Press, 2013); and Solar Bones (Dublin, Tramp Press, 2016), which was awarded the Goldsmiths Prize, 2016.

With Johnny Reilly he wrote the screenplay for The Terms, based on his short story.

In 1996 he was awarded the Rooney Prize for Literature and Getting it in the Head was chosen as a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. In 2006 Notes from a Coma was shortlisted for the Irish Book of the Year Award.. He was awarded a Civitella Ranieri Fellowship in 2007 and has been the recipient of several Arts Council Bursaries.

He lives in Galway.

The Terms, at iMDb

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Mike McCormack at The National Library of Ireland