Set against the ferment of Castros' 1959 revolution and riots in 1980s Miami, LORY MANRIQUE-HYLAND's debut novel Revolutions (Sitric Books, 2004) explores the ways in which migration and diaspora can tear apart the very fabric of life. The novel won the Sitric Evening Herald/Today FM Paperback Writers Competition in 2004.
PHILIP DAVISON was born in Dublin in 1957. He has published six novels, The Book-Thief's Heartbeat (1981), Twist and Shout (1983), The Illustrator (1988), The Crooked Man (1997), McKenzie's Friend (2000), and The Long Suit (2003). These last three novels are also published in the United States by Viking Penguin. A television drama based on The Crooked Man has been produced by Carlton Television. His new novel, A Burnable Town, will be published by Jonathan Cape in January 2006. He has co-written two television dramas, Exposure and Criminal Conversation.
His play, The Invisible Mending Company, was performed on the Abbey Theatre's Peacock stage. He has written three plays for radio, Being Perfect, The Duke, and Lennon's Guitar.