Ian Maleney was born and raised in Co. Offaly. He works in Dublin as a freelance arts journalist, primarily for the Irish Times, and as the online editor at the Stinging Fly. His essays have been published by Winter Papers, gorse, and the Dublin Review. He is the founder of Fallow Media, an inter-disciplinary publication for music, photography, and long-form writing on the internet. His first book Minor Monuments was published by Tramp Press in March 2019.