Best emerging writer JUDGE

Declan Hughes

Declan Hughes is a novelist and playwright. His first novel in the acclaimed Ed Loy series, The Wrong Kind of Blood, won the Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel and the Le Point magazine prize for best European crime novel. His other novels are The Colour of BloodThe Dying BreedAll The Dead VoicesCity of Lost Girls and All The Things You Are. He is co-founder and former artistic director of internationally acclaimed theatre company Rough Magic. His plays include I Can't Get StartedDigging For FireNew MorningTwenty Grand; and Shiver. He teaches creative writing at UCD and is Literature Adviser to the Arts Council.

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