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Since returning to Ireland after ten years of wandering, David Butler has worked as Education Officer at the James Joyce Centre, and has lectured in Spanish Literature at TCD, Essex University, Carlow College and UCD. His novel The Last European was published in 2005 (Wynkin de Worde), while his debut poetry collection Via Crucis (Doghouse) appeared in 2011. The Judas Kiss (New Island,2012) was favourably reviewed in the Sunday Times by Alan Murdoch, who in particular noted Butler’s talent for characterisation.
He has won several literary prizes, such as the Ted McNulty Award from Poetry Ireland and the Féile Filíochta International Award. No Greater Love, a collection of his short stories, is due to be launched in London early this year (Ward Wood) and a third novel, City of Dis, in 2014 (New Island). He lives in Bray.