About Tom Phelan
Tom Phelan was born and raised on a small farm in Mountmellick, County Laois, in the Irish midlands. Tom had just turned fifty when his first novel, In the Season of the Daisies, was accepted for publication by the Lilliput Press in Dublin. Books Ireland's reviewer wrote, "The most obvious question posed by a novelistic debut with as much resounding vigour as this is: Where has Mr. Phelan been?"
Since then, Tom has penned five other novels: Nailer, The Canal Bridge, Iscariot, Derrycloney, and the forthcoming Lies, and he has seen his works published in four countries and three languages. He has also written for Newsday, the Irish Echo, Independent.ie, Connect, and the Recorder, the journal of the American Irish Historical Society. He was named a 2008-2009 Fellow of the Christopher Isherwood Foundation based on his novel The Canal Bridge.
COMING IN SPRING 2014
Tom Phelan's novel of Ireland in the First World War, The Canal Bridge, will be published in the U.S. by Arcade.
NAILER, "A HARD-HITTING THRILLER"
In the Irish midlands, two former members of the Order of Saint Kieran, which once ran Dachadoo Industrial School for boys, are murdered within weeks of each other, their bodies found nailed to the floor…In his gripping novel Nailer, Tom Phelan once again brings the artistry and courage of his discerning eye to a disturbing and emotionally loaded subject. More about Nailer...
NOW ON KINDLE
Iscariot is the latest of Tom’s novels to be made available for the Kindle, joining Nailer, Derrycloney, and In the Season of the Daisies.