Timothy O’Grady was born in Chicago and has lived in Ireland, London, Spain and Poland. He is the author of four works of non-fiction and three novels.
His novel Motherland won the David Higham award for the best first novel in 1989. His novel I Could Read the Sky, a collaboration with photographer Steve Pyke, won the Encore Award for best second novel of 1997. I Could Read the Sky was filmed and also travelled as a stage show. His most recent novel is Light, published in 2004.
His non-fiction books are Curious Journey: An Oral History of Ireland’s Unfinished Revolution, On Golf and Divine Magnetic Lands, an account of a return journey to the United States after thirty years of living in Europe, published in 2008. His book Children of Las Vegas was published in 2016.