Joseph O’Neill was born 1964 in Cork, and is an Irish lawyer, novelist and non-fiction writer.
O'Neill's novel Netherland was awarded the 2009 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction and was longlisted for the 2008 Man Booker Prize.
Before Netherland O’Neill had written two previous novels, This Is The Life and The Breezes, and a memoir, Blood Dark Track. His most recent book, The Dog, is longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2014.
O'Neill also writes literary and cultural criticism, most regularly for the Atlantic Monthly.
Since 1998 he has lived in New York City.