Glenn Patterson is the author of three works of non-fiction and ten novels, most recently his 2016 book Gull. He is the co-writer of Good Vibrations, with Colin Carberry, for BBC Films, which the pair adapted for stage at the Lyric Theatre, Belfast. He has written plays for Radio 3 and Radio 4. With composer Neil Martin, Glenn wrote Long Story Short: the Belfast Opera in 2016. He is the director of the Seamus Heaney Centre at Queen’s University, Belfast.