Patrick Corcoran's first novel is a delicately written exploration of exile, loss and guilt. Connolly is a memorable creation, and his at times humorous contemplation of the responsibilities of living a 'good' life results in a haunting novel about the Irish community in Britain.
Born in Cardiff, Patrick Corcoran was educated at Atlantic College, St Donats, and at Bristol University. He has won several prizes for his short stories, and was a finalist in The Daily Telegraph short story competition. He works for the Family Court Advisory Service, and is married with three children.