NEIL HEGARTY was born in Derry. He studied English at Trinity College Dublin, receiving his PhD in 1998 - and has since written short fiction, non-fiction, radio drama and journalism.
Neil's books include:
debut novel INCH LEVELS (Head of Zeus): 'a perceptive and moving study of remorse and resilience' (John Banville);
FROST: THAT WAS THE LIFE THAT WAS (WH Allen), a landmark biography of the television interviewer and satirist David Frost.
THE SECRET HISTORY OF OUR STREETS (BBC Books), which accompanied a BBC season of programming on London.
THE STORY OF IRELAND (BBC Books), written to accompany the groundbreaking BBC-RTE television history of the same name;
DUBLIN: A VIEW FROM THE GROUND (Sanctuary), a cultural history of the Irish capital over a thousand years;
Neil lives in Dublin; and his web site is www.neilhegarty.com.