Bernard MacLaverty was born in Belfast in 1942 and lived there until 1975 when he moved to
Scotland with his wife Madeline and four children. He has been a Medical Laboratory Technician, a
mature student, a teacher of English and occasionally a Writer in Residence (Universities of
Aberdeen, Augsburg, Liverpool John Moore’s and Iowa State). After living for a time in Edinburgh
and the Isle of Islay he now lives in Glasgow. He is a member of Aosdana in Ireland.
He has published four novels and five collections of short stories, most of which are gathered into
Collected Stories (2013). He has written versions of his fiction for other media – radio plays,
television plays, screenplays, libretti.