Declan hails from South Dublin, Ireland and is an author, playwright and screenwriter.
His first novel, The Wrong Kind of Blood, won a Shamus Award for Best First PI Novel and proved to be the start of an enormously successful crime series charting the activities of private investigator Ed Loy. His novels have been nominated for a host of crime fiction awards.
In 1984 he co-founded the internationally acclaimed Irish theatre company, Rough Magic, for whom he has written a number of commissions. His 2006 film, The Flying Scotsman, starred Jonny Lee Miller and told the true story of Scottish cyclist Graeme Obree, who built a bicycle out of old washing machine parts and went on to win the Tour de France. The film was nominated for seven Scottish BAFTAs, including Best Screenplay.
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