Rob Doyle was born in Dublin and holds a first-class honours degree in Philosophy, and an MPhil in Psychoanalysis from Trinity College Dublin. His debut novel, Here Are the Young Men, was published by Bloomsbury in 2014, and was chosen as a book of the year by The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Business Post, and Independent. It was shortlisted in the Best Newcomer category for the Bord Gáis Irish Book Awards, and is one of Hot Press magazine’s “20 Greatest Irish Novels since 1916”. Doyle’s second book, This Is the Ritual, was published in January 2016 (Bloomsbury / Lilliput). His fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared in The Guardian, The Observer, The Dublin Review, The Irish Times, The Sunday Times, The Sunday Business Post, Stinging Fly, Gorse, Dalkey Archive’s Best European Fiction 2016, and elsewhere. Rob has also played the lead role in Hit the North (2016), a feature film directed by Daniel Sayer, and is the editor of the Dalkey Archive’s Anthology of Irish Literature, due for publication in 2017.