5 April 2015

Author profile: Brian O'Sullivan

Brian O'Sullivan's debut thriller Beara: Dark Legends (2013), the first in a planned trilogy, introduces his character Muiris "Mos" O’Súilleabháin.

The reclusive historian is lured from seclusion to locate the final resting place of legendary Irish hero Fionn Mac Cumhal. The story is set in West Cork and switches back and forth between the early 1960s and 2008.

O'Sullivan's other work includes literary short stories and a contemporary version of the Fionn mac Cumhal / Fenian legends.

He was born in County Cork and graduated with a BSc in microbiology from University College Cork. He has worked as a barman, rabbit cleaner ("a long story"), management consultant and Irish language teacher.

He is now based in New Zealand with his family but returns to Ireland on a regular basis.

Official author website: irishimbasbooks.com

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