Eibhear Walshe is a senior lecturer in the School of English at University College Cork and Director of Creative Writing. His publications are in the area of modern Irish fiction and drama and his focus has been on literary criticism, biography and on cultural history. He is interested in the interconnections between politics, literature and the representations of sexuality. He has published the monographs Kate O’Brien: A Writing Life (2006), Oscar’s Shadow: Wilde, Homosexuality and Modern Ireland (2011) and A Different Story: The Fictions of Colm Toibin (2013). His first novel, The Diary of Mary Travers (2014) was shortlisted for the Kerry Fiction Prize 2015 and long listed for the Dublin International Literary Award 2016. Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks, co-edited with Catherine Marshall, under the editorship of Fintan O’Toole was shortlisted as Irish non-fiction book of the year 2016. His latest publication is an edited collection of the writings of Jane and William Wilde (2023).