Billy O’Callaghan

Billy O’Callaghan was born in Cork in 1974.

He is the author of four short story collections and two novels, most recently the novel, My Coney Island Baby, which was published in 2019 by Jonathan Cape (and Harper in the U.S.), and translated into eight languages; and a collection, The Boatman, and Other Stories, published by Jonathan Cape (UK) & Harper (US) in 2020.

Winner of the Irish Book Award for Short Story of the Year and a finalist for the Costa Short Story Award, more than 100 of his short stories have appeared in journals such as: Agni, the Chattahoochee Review, the Kenyon Review, Narrative, Ploughshares, Salamander and the Saturday Evening Post.

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