Short Story Judge

Paul Lynch is a prize-winning author of four novels: Beyond the Sea, Grace, The Black Snow and Red Sky in Morning. He has won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2018, among other prizes.

​Paul’s debut novel, Red Sky in Morning, was a book of the year in The Irish Times, The Toronto Star, The Irish Independent and The Sunday Business Post, and a finalist for France’s Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger (Best Foreign Book Prize)

The Black Snow won the French booksellers’ prize Prix Libr’à Nous for Best Foreign Novel and the inaugural Prix des Lecteurs Privat. His next novel, Grace, was a book of the year in The Guardian and an Editors’ Choice in The New York Times Book Review.

​In 2019 he published Beyond the Sea which The Wall Street Journal described as mesmerising. The book has just been published in France.

Paul was previously the chief film critic of Ireland’s Sunday Tribune newspaper and wrote regularly for The Sunday Times on film. He is a full-time novelist.