Peter Sirr lives in Dublin. He is a prize-winning poet as well a critic, essayist and translator. For many years he was Director of the Irish Writers' Centre and was also editor of the national poetry magazine, Poetry Ireland Review. He has published eight collection of poetry with The Gallery Press, including The Thing Is (2009), winner of The Michael Hartnett Award, and Selected Poems (2004). He is member of Aosdana.
Sirr is a first-time novelist but an experienced poet and critic; his love of early eighteenth-century Dublin is evident and shines through his language, just archaic enough to provide flavor but plain enough to reveal the parallels of life then and now ... a compelling look at a time and place not very far away and may provoke further curiosity-- Voya Magazine
gripping ... very credible atmosphere-- Irish Examiner
Sirr's novel is rich in its evocation of time and place and strong in its characterisation-- Irish Times
action-packed ... exciting and thrilling adventure story-- CBI Recommended Reads Guide 2014
I thought the book was very exciting and couldn't wait to get to the end-- Joanna, seomraranga.com