About George Green

George Green was born in Dublin in 1956 and brought up in Tipperary, where he lived in a house built on an ancient burial mound. After university he embarked on a career in sport and leisure in the hope that it would not be too difficult and help him meet girls. Ten years later he realized his mistake, took an MA in Creative Writing, began teaching and now works for the Department of English and Creative Writing at Lancaster University.

George has been with the department for fifteen years, starting with an MA in 1992. Although he used to write a lot of short stories he is now moving towards longer fiction. His recent novel, Houndpublished by Transworld in August 2003, is a take on The Tain, the Irish myth cycle. The follow-up, Hawk, has just been published. His research areas are Irish fiction, the Western and the nature of Biography.