Gerard O’Donovan is a journalist and the author of a series of Dublin-based crime thrillers featuring Irish cop Mike Mulcahy and Siobhan Fallon, chief reporter on the Sunday Herald newspaper. He was born in Cork and grew up in Dublin. After university and a brief career in the Irish civil service he travelled for a few years, working at everything from gherkin bottling to teaching English before eventually settling down to make a living as a journalist, critic and, now, author. Among the newspapers he has worked on are The Sunday Times and The Daily Telegraph.
In 2007 he was lucky enough to be shortlisted for a Debut Dagger award, the Crime Writers’ Association’s competition for unpublished novelists. That set in train events that led to his debut novel The Priest being published and becoming a bestseller in the UK. In this interview with TV3’s breakfast show Ireland AM, he talks about his inspirations for the story and the decision to choose Dublin as an ideal location for the story of The Priest.
The Amazon link to the book is: The Priest