Brian McGilloway

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Brian McGilloway is a crime fiction author from Derry, Northern Ireland. Born in 1974, he studied English at Queens University Belfast, where he was very active in student theatre, winning a national Irish Student Drama Association award for theatrical lighting design in 1996. He is a former Head of English at St. Columb's College in Derry, but now teaches in Holy Cross College in Strabane. [1] [2] McGilloway's debut novel was a crime thriller called Borderlands. Borderlands was shortlisted for a Crime Writers' Association Dagger award for a debut novel. [3]


In 2007 McGilloway signed with Pan Macmillan to write three crime thrillers in his Inspector Devlin series. [4] The sequel to Borderlands, Gallows Lane, was published in April 2008.[ citation needed ]

McGilloway lives near the Irish borderlands with his wife and their four children.[ citation needed ]


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  1. DOHERTY, HARRY (14 March 2008). "McGilloway on the run". Derry Journal. Archived from the original on 8 December 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  2. "English Dept". St Columb's College. 22 June 2011. Archived from the original on 14 October 2013. Retrieved 12 October 2013.
  3. Burke, Declan (28 October 2007). "Dark fiction that knows no boundaries". The Sunday Times.
  4. "'No-frills' authors move to Pan". Bookseller (5273): 10. 23 March 2007. ISSN   0006-7539.