Mary Dorcey is a critically acclaimed Irish poet, short story writer and novelist. She was awarded The Rooney Prize for Irish Literature in 1990 for her short story collection, A Noise from the Woodshed. She is the author of the bestselling novel A Biography of Desire and is an elected member of the Irish Academy of Arts and Letters.
Mary Dorcey's bestselling novel Biography of Desire (Poolbeg) was published in 1997 to critical acclaim and has been reprinted three times. She has published fve volumes of poetry and her work is now taught on Irish Studies and English Literature courses in universities in Britain, Europe, the United States and Canada.