Ronan Ryan is a writer from Clonmel, now based in Dublin. He has an MSc in Creative Writing from the University of Edinburgh and a PhD in English Literature from Victoria University of Wellington. His debut novel, The Fractured Life of Jimmy Dice, published by Tinder Press in 2017, was named by the Irish Independent Review as one of their ‘Books of the Year’ and it was a finalist for The Lascaux Prize in Fiction. His work has appeared in The Irish Times, Banshee, and The New Guard, and he has won bursary awards in literature from the Arts Council of Ireland and Dublin City Council, and the CCI/The Well Review Award. In 2019 he was an Artist in Residence at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris, and in 2020 he was the Spring Writer in Residence at the Kerouac House in Orlando.