Carlo Gébler was born in Dublin in 1954 and brought up in London. He now lives outside Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh, Northern Ireland. He is the author of several novels, including ‘The Eleventh Summer’, ‘The Cure’ and ‘How to Murder a Man’, the short story collection ‘W.9. & Other Lives’, along with several works of non-fiction, including the memoir ‘Father & I’, the narrative history, ‘The Siege of Derry’, and two travel books, ‘Driving Through Cuba’ and ‘The Glass Curtain’. He has also written several novels for children and reviews fiction and non-fiction widely in the Irish and British press. His adaptation of ‘La Ronde’ by Arthur Schnitzler, ‘Ten Rounds’ was short-listed for the Ewart-Biggs prize in 2002. His play, ‘Henry & Harriet ‘received its premiere at the Cathedral Arts Festival in May 2007 and his novel ‘A Good Day for a Dog’ has just been published by the Lagan Press.
In addition to writing, he also occasionally directs documentaries for television. His film ‘Put to the Test’ won the Royal Television Society award in 1999 in the best regional documentary category. In 2006 he was Writer Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and he is currently a lecturer at Queen’s University, Belfast, in creative writing. This will be his second year as a mentor on the Carlow University MFA Creative Writing Ireland Residency.