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Sean Moncrieff

Author of The Angel of the Streetlamps

Sean Moncrieff was born in London to an Irish mother and a Scottish father. When he was twelve, his family moved to Ballinasloe, County Galway. He has worked a journalist in Dublin and London and later became involved in broadcasting, presenting a string of hit television shows on Irish television. In the UK he has worked for the BBC, Channel 4 and Channel 5, both as a scriptwriter and presenter.

His first novel, Dublin, a needle-sharp, funny and scathing thriller, was published in May 2001 by Doubleday and reached the bestseller lists in Ireland. A non-fiction book, Stark Raving Rulers: twenty minor despots of the twenty-first century, was published in October 2004, followed by God, A Users’ Guide in 2006. A second novel, The History of Things, was published in 2007, and a third, The Angel of the Streetlamps, in 2012. Moncrieff’s non-fiction book The Irish Paradox (2015) was a bestseller in Ireland. Sean hosts Moncrieff, a multi-award winning radio show every afternoon on NewsTalk in Ireland, and writes a weekly article in The Irish Times Weekend.

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