Thursday, July 8, 2010
Declan Burke bio
ABSOLUTE ZERO COOL won the Goldsboro ‘Last Laugh’ Award at Crimefest, 2012. It was also shortlisted for the Crime Fiction category at the Irish Book Awards, 2011.
EIGHTBALL BOOGIE (2003) was also shortlisted in the Crime Fiction category at the Irish Book Awards, 2003. THE BIG O (2008) was shortlisted for the Goldsboro ‘Last Laugh’ Award in 2009.
With John Connolly, Declan Burke is the co-editor of BOOKS TO DIE FOR (2012), a collection of essays on the greatest crime and mystery novels written by the greatest living crime and mystery authors.
In 2011, Burke edited DOWN THESE GREEN STREETS, a collection of essays, memoir and short stories written by Irish crime writers about the current wave of Irish crime writing.
As a journalist and critic he writes and broadcasts on books and film for a variety of media outlets, including the Irish Times, RTE, the Irish Examiner and the Sunday Independent.