I'm a freelance writer, editor and author. When I'm writing to pay the bills it's movie and theatre reviews with a variety of Dublin-based magazines and newspapers. Writing for fun means crime fiction: I've had a couple of books published, most recently in April 2007 - it's called The Big O. The first one, published in 2003, is called Eightball Boogie. I've recently started a dedicated Irish crime fiction blog called Crime Always Pays.
In no particular order ... Chandler, Bruen, Thompson, Macdonald, Gifford, Leonard, Banville (V.), McKinty, Willeford, Goodis, Pelecanos, Hiaasen, Burnett, Thornburg, Ellroy, Bateman, Kerrigan, McGilloway ... actually, this could go on all night. I better quit while I'm ahead.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
TV - The Sopranos, The Simpsons, Arrested Development
Movies - again, it's a long, long list ... classic noir, the Coen Brothers, Jeremiah Johnson, anything with Bogie, Lee Marvin, Robert Mitchum or Robert Ryan on board, the Marx Brothers, Get Shorty, Willy Wonka (the original), The Talented Mr Ripley ... again, I'm quitting now before I run away with myself.