Brian McGilloway was born in Derry, Northern Ireland in 1974.
His first novel, Borderlands, published by Macmillan New Writing, was shortlisted for the CWA New Blood Dagger 2007 and was hailed by The Times as ‘one of (2007’s) most impressive debuts.’ The second novel in the series, Gallows Lane, was shortlisted for both the 2009 Irish Book Awards/Ireland AM Crime Novel of the Year and the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year 2010. Bleed A River Deep, the third Devlin novel, was selected by Publishers Weekly as one of their Best Books of 2010.
Brian’s fifth novel, Little Girl Lost, which introduced a new series featuring DS Lucy Black, won the University of Ulster’s McCrea Literary Award in 2011 and was a New York Times Bestseller in the US and a No.1 Bestseller in the UK.
In 2014, Brian won BBC NI’s Tony Doyle Award for his screenplay, Little Emperors, an award that saw him become Writer In Residence with BBC NI. He currently has a number of screen projects in development with BBC NI.
In addition to writing, Brian teaches English in Holy Cross College, Strabane. He lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife, daughter and three sons.
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