David Clark was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, and is Senior Lecturer in English Studies at the University of Coruña. He has held executive positions in both national and international Associations for Irish Studies and has published widely on contemporary Irish and Scottish writing. He is Director of the “Amergin” University Institute for Irish Studies. He co-edited the volume of essays As Nove Ondas (2002) and is co-author, with Antonio de Toro, of the book British and Irish Writers in the Spanish Periodical Press (2007). He is currently working on a History of Irish Crime Fiction.