Born in 1950 in Sligo, Ireland, Neil Jordan’s early career began as a writer. He won The Guardian Fiction Prize for his book of short stories Night in Tunisia (1976). Since then he has gone on to publish four novels, The Past (1979), The Dream of a Beast (1983), Sunrise With Sea Monster (1994), and Shade (2004).
In 1982 Neil Jordan wrote and directed his first feature film, Angel, and went on to becoming an internationally renowned filmmaker. Films include The Crying Game, Interview with a Vampire, Michael Collins, The Butcher Boy and, currently in post-production, Breakfast on Pluto. Neil Jordan lives in Dublin, Ireland.