JAMES MARTYN JOYCE lives in Galway. His work has appeared in The Cúirt Journal, West 47, Books Ireland, Crannóg, The Sunday Tribune, The Stinging Fly, The Shop, The Honest Ulsterman, The Stony Thursday Book and Skylight47. He was shortlisted for a Hennessy Award in 2006, the Francis McManus award in 2007 and 2008 and The William Trevor International Short Story Competition in 2007 and 2011. He has had work broadcast on RTE and BBC and won the Listowel Writers’ Week Originals Short Story Competition in 1997 and the Doolin Writers Prize in 2014, as well as being a joint-winner of the Greenbean Novel Fair in 2016 with his novel A Long Day Dead. He is the author of two books, Shedding Skin (poetry, 2010)and What’s Not Said (short stories, 2012), and is also the editor of Noir by Noir West (2014), all with Arlen House.