Oisín McGann started off working in illustration, design and film animation, later moving into advertising as an art director and copy writer. He now works full time as a writer and illustrator. He has produced numerous books for all ages of reader in a range of genres, including eleven novels. He teaches the Science Fiction and Fantasy Course at the Irish Writers’ Centre. His illustration work has been exhibited in venues such as the Irish Museum of Modern Art, the European Parliament in Brussels and the Festival of Young Readers, Palais Auersperg, Vienna. Oisín is a winner of the European Science Fiction Society Award, and his books have been shortlisted for numerous other awards, including le Grand Prix de l’Imaginaire in France and Locus Magazine’s Best First Novel Award in the US.