Ireland | 2007
His stories were collected as Dublin Where the Palm Trees Grow (Faber & Faber, 1996). His later novels are Headbanger (London, Secker & Warburg, 1996); and Sad Bastard (Secker & Warburg, 1998). He has also published a memoir of his Irish-German childhood, The Speckled People (London, Fourth Estate, 2003); and its sequel, The Sailor in the Wardrobe (Fourth Estate, 2006). In 1992, he was awarded the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature. He lives in Dublin.