Mark O’Sullivan has published three pre-teen, three Young Adult and one adult novel. He has won two Reading Association of Ireland biennial awards, the Eilis Dillon/Bisto Book of the Year Award and three Bisto Merit awards. His novels have been translated into six languages and he has received the Prix des Loisirs(France) 1999 as well as a White Raven Book (European Libraries) Award. In addition he has written a radio play for RTE and contributed to Lyric FM’s Quiet Corner. He has also won some short story prizes as well as publishing poems in Poetry Ireland, Poetry Australia, Poetry Wales, Fortnight and various other periodicals.
He has twice been on the judging panel for the Bisto Book Awards. His work has been excerpted for use in the Junior Cert English exam – for which he profusely apologises to all who sat the paper.
His latest Young Adult novel will be published in 2011 by Puffin.
Mark is married with two daughters and lives in Thurles, Co. Tipperary.