Brian Conaghan


Brian Conaghan was born in 1971. He was raised in the Scottish town of Coatbridge but now lives and works as a teacher in Dublin.

Brian is author of WHEN MR DOG BITES, first published in the UK in January 2014 to great critical acclaim and which was shortlisted for the 2015 CILIP Carnegie Medal.

THE BOMBS THAT BROUGHT US TOGETHER was published to yet more acclaim in 2016 and went on to win the 2016 Costa Children’s Book Award.

His next book, WE COME APART, is a collaboration with the 2016 Carnegie Medal Winner, Sarah Crossan, and was the Bookseller‘s Book of the Month in their February 2017 preview.

Brian has a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of Glasgow. Over the years Brian has made his dosh as a painter and decorator, a barman, a DJ, an actor, a teacher and now a writer. He currently lives in Dublin with two beauties who hinder his writing: his wife Orla and daughter Rosie.

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