Gavin McCrea was born in Dublin in 1978 and has since travelled widely, living in Japan, Belgium, Italy, the UK, and Spain, among other places. He holds a BA and an MA from University College Dublin, and an MA and a PhD from the University of East Anglia. His second novel, The Sisters Mao, will be published in Spring 2021. He is currently Writer in Residence at the University of Limerick.


'Who is my favourite fictional character? The one who craves what she fears most: vulnerability.' Read an interview with Gavin here.


'I was interested in Marx and Engels for a number of reasons, but I wasn’t interested in writing about them until I came across Lizzie Burns.' Listen to an interview with Gavin here.





Gavin McCrea

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