About the Author
Dermot Bolger is a renowned Irish poet, playwright, and novelist with over 45 works to his name. In his writing, he concerns himself with the Irish middle class and the struggles many face trying to understand the relevance of traditional national identity. Bolger’s characters often mirror his desire for a more inclusive society. His plays have earned him a number of awards, including the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award for Best Debut Play, an Edinburgh Festival Scotsman Fringe First Award, and the Irish Times/ESB Prize for Best New Irish Play in 2004.