David Park was born in Belfast and is the author of nine novels and two collections of short stories. The Truth Commissioner (Bloomsbury 2008) was awarded the Ewart-Biggs Memorial Prize and adapted for film; The Light of Amsterdam (Bloomsbury 2012) was shortlisted for the IMPAC Prize and The Poets’ Wives (Bloomsbury 2014) was Belfast’s One City One Book. He has won the Authors’ Club’s First Novel Award, received a Major Artist Award from the Arts Council of Northern Ireland and the American Ireland Award for Literature. After having been shortlisted three times for the Irish Novel of the Year Award, his latest novel, Travelling in a Strange Land (Bloomsbury 2018), won him another place on this prize’s shortlist.
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