Dr. Paul Delaney is an Assistant Professor and Director in Irish Writing at the School of English at Trinity College Dublin. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Kent as a Chevening Scholar and received his BA and MLitt research degree in English from Trinity College Dublin. Paul was appointed Lecturer in Irish Writing and English in 2005. He specializes in twentieth-century and contemporary Irish writing, with a focus on post-independence Irish culture and short fiction. He is the author of Seán O’Faoláin: Literature, Inheritance and the 1930s and has edited two collections of contemporary prose figures. In 2012, Paul received the Provost’s Teaching Award for his excellence in teaching.