Gerard O'Donovan

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Gerard O’Donovan was born in Cork and grew up in Dublin. After a brief career in the Irish civil service he travelled widely, working as a barman, bookseller, gherkin-bottler, philosophy tutor, and English teacher before settling down to make a living as a journalist and critic for, among others, The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph. In 2007 he was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association’s prestigious Debut Dagger competition.

Photograph by Mark Bolton, www.markbolton.co.uk

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My Life in 8 Words

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Q. What is your motto or maxim?

A. Come on, it's got to be worth a try...

Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?

A. soup (tee-hee!)

Q. Who is your favorite fictional villain?

A. Tom Ripley, Patricia Highsmith's great creation

Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?

A. sorry

Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?

A. Reading, walking my dog Barney, chatting in the pub with friends

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