Patrick McCabe was born in Clones, County Monaghan, Ireland. Two of his novels have been shortlisted for the Booker Prize.

He is the author of the children’s story The Adventures of Shay Mouse, and the novels Music on Clinton Street, Carn, The Butcher Boy (winner of the Irish Times/Aer Lingus Literature Prize and shortlisted for the 1992 Booker Prize), The Dead School, Breakfast on Pluto (shortlisted for the 1998 Booker Prize), Mondo Desperando, Emerald Germs of Ireland and Call Me the Breeze. He lives in Monaghan.

Patrick McCabe

All nominated books

The Butcher Boy
Breakfast on Pluto