Paul McVeigh began as a playwright with shows performed at the Edinburgh Festival and on London's West End. His short stories have been read on BBC Radio 3, 4 & 5 and published in anthologies and journals including The London Magazine and The Stinging Fly. 'Hollow' was shortlisted for Irish Short Story of the Year at the Irish Book Awards in 2017. He is associate director of Word Factory 'the UK's national organisation for excellence in the short story' The Guardian, and he is founder of the London Short Story Festival.
His debut novel The Good Son won The Polari First Novel Prize and was shortlisted for many others including the Prix du Roman Cezam in France. Paul's work has been translated into seven languages.