Ken Bruen is an Irish writer of hard-boiled and noir crime fiction. Born in Galway in 1951, he spent twenty-five years as an English teacher in Africa, Japan, S.E. Asia and South America. His thirty or so novels include The Killing of the Tinkers, The Magdalen Martyrs, The Dramatist and Priest which was nominated for the 2008 Edgar Allan Poe Award. Help us in welcoming Ken Bruen!