Declan's novel Absolute Zero Cool won the Goldsboro Last Laugh Award 2012 at Crimefest and was shortlisted in the Irish Book Awards 2011. His new novel is due in August.
Also today, Dublin based American writer Zach Hively has written a very interesting post about fear and fiction, with reference to Mother America. He says, rather blush-inducingly: 'The stories in Mother America, a brand-new collection of writing from one of Ireland's young stars, are emotionally, locationally, and temporally diverse, and Ní Chonchúir's prose is both simple to read and beautiful to contemplate.' Young!! Bless him. Go here to read the whole article.