Malachi O'Doherty

Malachi O'Doherty is a writer and journalist based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. He has published several short stories, most recently in The Erotic Review. He is also the author of several works of non fiction and memoir, including two studies of the IRA, The Trouble With Guns (Blackstaff 1998) and The Telling Year, Belfast 1972 (Gill and MacMillan 2007). His most recent published book is a celebration of cycling, On My Own Two Wheels (Blackstaff 2012) He is currently commissioned by Faber and Faber to write a biography of the Sinn Fein president, Gerry Adams.

He says, 'I am intrigued by how some people who are extremely violent can think well of themselves.'