Roger Boylan’s roots are in Ireland and the New York area. After attending the University of Ulster and the University of Edinburgh, he worked as a translator, computer technician, teacher, and book editor. His novel Killoyle was published in 1997. His stories and articles have appeared in various journals, including The Literary Review, The Recorder, and The Austin American-Statesman, and he is a regular contributor to Boston Review‘s New Fiction Forum. He lives in Texas with his wife and daughter.