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

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 acquire any talent, what would it be?

A. a minor miracle

Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?

A. Stephen Maturin, from Patrick O'Brien's epic Aubrey-Maturin series of seafaring novels – a comprehensively "satisfying" character

Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?

A. myopia

Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?

A. our cultural obsession with celebrity

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