Ronan O'Brien is a solicitor who specialises in the area of criminal law. He is originally from Dublin but now lives in County Kildare. CONFESSIONS OF A FALLEN ANGEL was a bestseller in Ireland and won the Irish Book Award for Best New Writer.
Fiona O'Brien left an award winning career in advertising to write her first novel in 2002. She lives in Sandymount, Dublin. She keeps a website at www.fionaobrien.com and can be found on Facebook.
Sanjida O'Connell is a TV presenter and producer. She is the author of seven books (three non-fiction), most recently SUGAR ISLAND. She has a PhD in Theory of Mind. Find out more about her at www.sanjida.com
Tawni O'Dell was born and raised in the Allegheny Mountains of western Pennsylvania, where she lives with her family. FRAGILE BEASTS is her fourth novel. Her first, Back Roads, was an Oprah Book Club Pick and New York Times bestseller, her second, Coal Run, has been bought by the movies and is currently in development.
A former Operational Station Officer in the London Fire Brigade, Pat O'Keeffe is also the holder of a 5th degree black belt in Karate and has fought 28 times as a kick-boxer.
Thomas O'Malley was raised in Ireland and England. He is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts, Boston, and the Iowa Writers' Workshop, and currently teaches on the faculty of creative writing at Dartmouth College. He is the author of the novels In the Province of Saints and This Magnificent Desolation. He lives in the Boston area.
Regina O'Melveny's poetry has been published widely in literary journals, garnering several prizes. She grew up in California, and spent a year living in India. Thus began her many extended travels that would later inspire The Book of Madness and Cures, her first novel. She lives in Rancho Palos Verdes, California.
Nnedi Okorafor is the author of numerous novels and short stories, including Zahrah the Windseeker, which won the Wole Soyinka Prize for Literature, Who Fears Death, winner of the 2011 World Fantasy Award for Best Novel,and Lagoon, which Ngugi wa Thiong'o, author of Wizard of the Crow, calls 'a thing of magic and beauty.' She lives in New York, where she is a professor of creative writing at the University of Buffalo, SUNY.
Ben Okri is a poet and novelist and has published many books, including The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize, and The Age of Magic. He has also written several poetry collections, including An African Elegy, Mental Fight and Wild. His work has been translated into 27 languages and won numerous international prizes. Born in Nigeria, he lives in London.
Marc Olden is the author of nine bestselling chilling novels including, recently, THE EXCHANGE STUDENTS, which was optioned by Robert DeNiro's film company, Tribeca. He has spent months researching his thrillers as an honorary cop on the beat in New York City.
Lauren Oliver is the author of YA novels Ringer, Replica, Before I Fall, Panic, Vanishing Girls and the Delirium trilogy: Delirium, Pandemonium and Requiem, which have been translated into more than thirty languages and are New York Times and international bestsellers. She is also the author of two standalone novels for middle-grade readers, The Spindlers and Liesl & Po, which was an E. B. White Read Aloud Award nominee; the Curiosity House series; and a novel for adults, Rooms. A graduate of the University of Chicago and NYU's MFA program, Lauren Oliver is also the co-founder of the boutique literary development company Glasstown Entertainment. She lives in Brooklyn, New York. Find more information at www.laurenoliverbooks.com, or connect with Lauren on Twitter (/OliverBooks) and on Facebook (/laurenoliverbooks).
Yang-May Ooi was born in Malaysia of Chinese parents and grew up in Kuala Lumpur. Educated at Rodean and St Hilda's, Oxford, she practised as a solicitor for eight years. She is now a practising solicitor. Her first novel, THE FLAME TREE, was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 1998. Yang-may Ooi lives in London
Baroness Orczy was the daughter of a musician. Educated in Paris and Brussels, she then studied art in London, where she exhibited some of her work at the Royal Academy. THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL was the first success in her long writing career which encompassed both plays and novels.
Damien Owens was born in Monaghan in 1971 and studied English at Queen's University, Belfast. He has contributed to several Irish magazines, been a freelance comedy reviewer in Australia, and worked as a copywriter. Dead Cat Bounce is his first novel.
Eleanor O'Reilly is a teacher of English and Classical Studies who has just completed an MA in Creative Writing, at Manchester Metropolitan University. Having first started writing five years ago, she has received several literary prizes, including the 2015 RTE Francis McManus Radio Short Story Award and the 2013 William Trevor International Short Story Award, and has been shortlisted for several others, including the 2016 Colm Toibin Literary Award. She lives in Ireland with her husband Brian Kelly, their daughter Ella Kelly, and a whole menagerie of pets. M for Mammy is her debut novel.