Billy O’Callaghan, from Cork, Ireland, is the author of four short story collections and four novels, including My Coney Island Baby (Jonathan Cape/Harper, 2019), The Boatman and Other Stories (Cape/Harper Perennial, 2020), and Life Sentences (Cape/Godine, 2021). Winner of the Irish Book Award and shortlisted for the COSTA Short Story Award and the Royal Society of Literature’s Encore Award, his books have been translated into fourteen languages, and his short stories have appeared widely in such journals such as Agni, The Kenyon Review, Ploughshares, Salamander, and Winter Papers. His latest novel, The Paper Man, was published simultaneously in May 2023 by Jonathan Cape in the U.K. and by David R. Godine in the United States.

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